Title

Enhancing the sensitivity of a surface plasmon resonance sensor with glancing angle deposited nanostructures

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Plasmonics

ISSN

15571955

Volume

15

Issue

6

First Page

2161

Last Page

2168

PubMed ID

10.1007/s11468-020-01245-0

Publisher

Springer

School

Electron Science Research Institute

RAS ID

32034

Funders

National Research Foundation of Korea Australian Endeavour Award, Australian Ministry of Education

Comments

Badshah, M. A., Michel, D., Alam, N. E., Madni, I., Abbas, N., Alameh, K., & Kim, S. M. (2020). Enhancing the sensitivity of a surface plasmon resonance sensor with glancing angle deposited nanostructures. Plasmonics, 15(6), 2161-2168. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11468-020-01245-0

Abstract

© 2020, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature. In this paper, we demonstrate that the glancing angle deposition (GLAD) technique is a competitive and efficient method to fabricating a nanostructured surface that enhances the sensitivity of surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensors, because of its simplicity and unique characteristics of material selection. The theoretical investigations were conducted by employing a rigorous coupled-wave analysis for design metrics, i.e., shift in resonance angle, SPR curve angular width, and minimum reflectance at resonance. An optimized geometry was achieved with enhanced characteristics of the SPR sensor. The SPR features of hybrid GLAD nanostructures deposited onto metallic thin films were investigated. An optical setup that used the Kretschmann-Reather configuration was utilized to monitor changes in the refractive index of water solution using the optical power interrogation method. The experimental results demonstrate that the SPR sensor fabricated with hybrid GLAD nanostructures of 30 nm height and ~ 12 nm inter-structural gap size achieved the sensitivity ~ 4× higher that of a than conventional SPR sensor.

DOI

10.1007/s11468-020-01245-0

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