Surface multiplasmonics for optical sensing

Stephen E. Swiontek, Drew P. Pulsifer, Akhlesh Lakhtakia

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Abstract

Multiple surface plasmon-polariton (SPP)-wave modes can be guided by the interface of a metal and a chiral sculptured thin film (STF). Theory predicts that the angular locations of SPP-wave modes will be shifted if the void regions of the chiral STF are infiltrated with a liquid. Therefore, chiral STFs of lanthanum fluoride were fabricated and employed as a partnering dielectric material to an aluminum thin film to guide multiple SPP-wave modes. The SPP-wave modes shifted to higher angular locations when the refractive index of the infiltrant was increased, exhibiting sensitivity comparable to state-of-research values. Thereby, surface multiplasmonics was exploited for optical sensing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTribute to H. John Caulfield
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 28 2013
EventTribute to H. John Caulfield - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 28 2013Aug 28 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8833
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherTribute to H. John Caulfield
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/28/138/28/13

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Optical Sensing
Surface Plasmon Polariton
polaritons
Thin Films
Thin films
lanthanum fluorides
thin films
Voids
Aluminum
Refractive Index
Lanthanum
Metals
Liquid
voids
Refractive index
Predict
refractivity
aluminum
sensitivity
Liquids

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Swiontek, S. E., Pulsifer, D. P., & Lakhtakia, A. (2013). Surface multiplasmonics for optical sensing. In Tribute to H. John Caulfield [883309] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 8833). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2022273
Swiontek, Stephen E. ; Pulsifer, Drew P. ; Lakhtakia, Akhlesh. / Surface multiplasmonics for optical sensing. Tribute to H. John Caulfield. 2013. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering).
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Tribute to H. John Caulfield. 2013. 883309 (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 8833).

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