Abstract

Optical planar waveguide-mode sensor is a promising candidate for highly sensitive biosensing techniques in fields such as protein adsorption, receptor-ligand interaction and surface bacteria adhesion. To make the waveguide-mode sensor system more realistic, a spectral readout type waveguide sensor is proposed to take advantage of its high speed, compactness and low cost. Based on our previously proposed monolithic waveguide-mode sensor composed of a SiO2 waveguide layer and a single crystalline Si layer [1], the mechanism for achieving high sensitivity is revealed by numerical simulations. The optimal achievable sensitivities for a series of waveguide structures are summarized in a contour map, and they are found to be better than those of previously reported angle-scan type waveguide sensors.

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  2. W. Knoll, “Optical characterization of organic thin films and interfaces with evanescent waves,” MRS Bull. 16, 29–39 (1991).
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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2009 (1)

O. Bolduc, L. Live, and J. Masson, “High-resolution surface plasmon resonance sensors based on a dove prism,” Talanta 77, 1680–1687 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2008 (3)

M. Fujimaki, C. Rockstuhl, X. Wang, K. Awazu, J. Tominaga, Y. Koganezawa, Y. Ohki, and T. Komatsubara, “Silica-based monolithic sensing plates for waveguide-mode sensors,” Opt. Express 16, 6408–6416 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Fujimaki, C. Rockstuhl, X. Wang, K. Awazu, J. Tominaga, T. Ikeda, Y. Koganezawa, and Y. Ohki, “Biomolecular sensors utilizing waveguide modes excited by evanescent fields,” J. Microsc. 229, 320–326 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Fujimaki, C. Rockstuhl, X. Wang, K. Awazu, J. Tominaga, N. Fukuda, Y. Koganezawa, and Y. Ohki, “The design of evanescent-field-coupled waveguide-mode sensors,” Nanotechnology 19, 095503 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2005 (1)

N. Skivesen, R. Horvath, and H. Pedersen, “Optimization of metal-clad waveguide sensors,” Sens. Actuators B 106, 668–676 (2005).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

I. Stemmler, A. Brecht, and G. Gauglitz, “Compact surface plasmon resonance-transducers with spectral readout for biosensing applications,” Sens. Actuators B 54, 98–105 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1998 (1)

W. Knoll, “Interfaces and thin films as seen by bound electromagnetic waves,” Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem. 49, 569–638 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1997 (1)

T. Okamoto and I. Yamaguchi, “Absorption measurement using a leaky waveguide mode,” Opt. Rev. 4, 354–357 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

T. Hayashi, H. Fukumoto, T. Okamoto, M. Haraguchi, and M. Fukui, “Experimental instrument for observing angle-and frequency-scanned attenuated total reflection spectra,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 67, 3039–3043 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1993 (1)

M. Osterfeld, H. Franke, and C. Feger, “Optical gas detection using metal film enhanced leaky mode spectroscopy,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 2310–2312 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1991 (1)

W. Knoll, “Optical characterization of organic thin films and interfaces with evanescent waves,” MRS Bull. 16, 29–39 (1991).

Awazu, K.

M. Fujimaki, C. Rockstuhl, X. Wang, K. Awazu, J. Tominaga, Y. Koganezawa, Y. Ohki, and T. Komatsubara, “Silica-based monolithic sensing plates for waveguide-mode sensors,” Opt. Express 16, 6408–6416 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Fujimaki, C. Rockstuhl, X. Wang, K. Awazu, J. Tominaga, N. Fukuda, Y. Koganezawa, and Y. Ohki, “The design of evanescent-field-coupled waveguide-mode sensors,” Nanotechnology 19, 095503 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Fujimaki, C. Rockstuhl, X. Wang, K. Awazu, J. Tominaga, T. Ikeda, Y. Koganezawa, and Y. Ohki, “Biomolecular sensors utilizing waveguide modes excited by evanescent fields,” J. Microsc. 229, 320–326 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bolduc, O.

O. Bolduc, L. Live, and J. Masson, “High-resolution surface plasmon resonance sensors based on a dove prism,” Talanta 77, 1680–1687 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Born, M.

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics: Electromagnetic Theory of Propagation, Interference and Diffraction of Light, 6th ed. (Pergamon Press Ltd., 1986). (Reprinted, with corrections).

Brecht, A.

I. Stemmler, A. Brecht, and G. Gauglitz, “Compact surface plasmon resonance-transducers with spectral readout for biosensing applications,” Sens. Actuators B 54, 98–105 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Feger, C.

M. Osterfeld, H. Franke, and C. Feger, “Optical gas detection using metal film enhanced leaky mode spectroscopy,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 2310–2312 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Franke, H.

M. Osterfeld, H. Franke, and C. Feger, “Optical gas detection using metal film enhanced leaky mode spectroscopy,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 2310–2312 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Fujimaki, M.

M. Fujimaki, C. Rockstuhl, X. Wang, K. Awazu, J. Tominaga, T. Ikeda, Y. Koganezawa, and Y. Ohki, “Biomolecular sensors utilizing waveguide modes excited by evanescent fields,” J. Microsc. 229, 320–326 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Fujimaki, C. Rockstuhl, X. Wang, K. Awazu, J. Tominaga, Y. Koganezawa, Y. Ohki, and T. Komatsubara, “Silica-based monolithic sensing plates for waveguide-mode sensors,” Opt. Express 16, 6408–6416 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Fujimaki, C. Rockstuhl, X. Wang, K. Awazu, J. Tominaga, N. Fukuda, Y. Koganezawa, and Y. Ohki, “The design of evanescent-field-coupled waveguide-mode sensors,” Nanotechnology 19, 095503 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fukuda, N.

M. Fujimaki, C. Rockstuhl, X. Wang, K. Awazu, J. Tominaga, N. Fukuda, Y. Koganezawa, and Y. Ohki, “The design of evanescent-field-coupled waveguide-mode sensors,” Nanotechnology 19, 095503 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fukui, M.

T. Hayashi, H. Fukumoto, T. Okamoto, M. Haraguchi, and M. Fukui, “Experimental instrument for observing angle-and frequency-scanned attenuated total reflection spectra,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 67, 3039–3043 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Fukumoto, H.

T. Hayashi, H. Fukumoto, T. Okamoto, M. Haraguchi, and M. Fukui, “Experimental instrument for observing angle-and frequency-scanned attenuated total reflection spectra,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 67, 3039–3043 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Gauglitz, G.

I. Stemmler, A. Brecht, and G. Gauglitz, “Compact surface plasmon resonance-transducers with spectral readout for biosensing applications,” Sens. Actuators B 54, 98–105 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Ghosh, G.

E. Palik and G. Ghosh, Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids (Academic Press, 1998).

Haraguchi, M.

T. Hayashi, H. Fukumoto, T. Okamoto, M. Haraguchi, and M. Fukui, “Experimental instrument for observing angle-and frequency-scanned attenuated total reflection spectra,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 67, 3039–3043 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Hayashi, T.

T. Hayashi, H. Fukumoto, T. Okamoto, M. Haraguchi, and M. Fukui, “Experimental instrument for observing angle-and frequency-scanned attenuated total reflection spectra,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 67, 3039–3043 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Horvath, R.

N. Skivesen, R. Horvath, and H. Pedersen, “Optimization of metal-clad waveguide sensors,” Sens. Actuators B 106, 668–676 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Ikeda, T.

M. Fujimaki, C. Rockstuhl, X. Wang, K. Awazu, J. Tominaga, T. Ikeda, Y. Koganezawa, and Y. Ohki, “Biomolecular sensors utilizing waveguide modes excited by evanescent fields,” J. Microsc. 229, 320–326 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Knoll, W.

W. Knoll, “Interfaces and thin films as seen by bound electromagnetic waves,” Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem. 49, 569–638 (1998).
[CrossRef]

W. Knoll, “Optical characterization of organic thin films and interfaces with evanescent waves,” MRS Bull. 16, 29–39 (1991).

Koganezawa, Y.

M. Fujimaki, C. Rockstuhl, X. Wang, K. Awazu, J. Tominaga, T. Ikeda, Y. Koganezawa, and Y. Ohki, “Biomolecular sensors utilizing waveguide modes excited by evanescent fields,” J. Microsc. 229, 320–326 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Fujimaki, C. Rockstuhl, X. Wang, K. Awazu, J. Tominaga, N. Fukuda, Y. Koganezawa, and Y. Ohki, “The design of evanescent-field-coupled waveguide-mode sensors,” Nanotechnology 19, 095503 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Fujimaki, C. Rockstuhl, X. Wang, K. Awazu, J. Tominaga, Y. Koganezawa, Y. Ohki, and T. Komatsubara, “Silica-based monolithic sensing plates for waveguide-mode sensors,” Opt. Express 16, 6408–6416 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Komatsubara, T.

Live, L.

O. Bolduc, L. Live, and J. Masson, “High-resolution surface plasmon resonance sensors based on a dove prism,” Talanta 77, 1680–1687 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Masson, J.

O. Bolduc, L. Live, and J. Masson, “High-resolution surface plasmon resonance sensors based on a dove prism,” Talanta 77, 1680–1687 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ohki, Y.

M. Fujimaki, C. Rockstuhl, X. Wang, K. Awazu, J. Tominaga, N. Fukuda, Y. Koganezawa, and Y. Ohki, “The design of evanescent-field-coupled waveguide-mode sensors,” Nanotechnology 19, 095503 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Fujimaki, C. Rockstuhl, X. Wang, K. Awazu, J. Tominaga, Y. Koganezawa, Y. Ohki, and T. Komatsubara, “Silica-based monolithic sensing plates for waveguide-mode sensors,” Opt. Express 16, 6408–6416 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Fujimaki, C. Rockstuhl, X. Wang, K. Awazu, J. Tominaga, T. Ikeda, Y. Koganezawa, and Y. Ohki, “Biomolecular sensors utilizing waveguide modes excited by evanescent fields,” J. Microsc. 229, 320–326 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Okamoto, T.

T. Okamoto and I. Yamaguchi, “Absorption measurement using a leaky waveguide mode,” Opt. Rev. 4, 354–357 (1997).
[CrossRef]

T. Hayashi, H. Fukumoto, T. Okamoto, M. Haraguchi, and M. Fukui, “Experimental instrument for observing angle-and frequency-scanned attenuated total reflection spectra,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 67, 3039–3043 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Osterfeld, M.

M. Osterfeld, H. Franke, and C. Feger, “Optical gas detection using metal film enhanced leaky mode spectroscopy,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 2310–2312 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Palik, E.

E. Palik and G. Ghosh, Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids (Academic Press, 1998).

Pedersen, H.

N. Skivesen, R. Horvath, and H. Pedersen, “Optimization of metal-clad waveguide sensors,” Sens. Actuators B 106, 668–676 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Rockstuhl, C.

M. Fujimaki, C. Rockstuhl, X. Wang, K. Awazu, J. Tominaga, N. Fukuda, Y. Koganezawa, and Y. Ohki, “The design of evanescent-field-coupled waveguide-mode sensors,” Nanotechnology 19, 095503 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Fujimaki, C. Rockstuhl, X. Wang, K. Awazu, J. Tominaga, Y. Koganezawa, Y. Ohki, and T. Komatsubara, “Silica-based monolithic sensing plates for waveguide-mode sensors,” Opt. Express 16, 6408–6416 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Fujimaki, C. Rockstuhl, X. Wang, K. Awazu, J. Tominaga, T. Ikeda, Y. Koganezawa, and Y. Ohki, “Biomolecular sensors utilizing waveguide modes excited by evanescent fields,” J. Microsc. 229, 320–326 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Skivesen, N.

N. Skivesen, R. Horvath, and H. Pedersen, “Optimization of metal-clad waveguide sensors,” Sens. Actuators B 106, 668–676 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Stemmler, I.

I. Stemmler, A. Brecht, and G. Gauglitz, “Compact surface plasmon resonance-transducers with spectral readout for biosensing applications,” Sens. Actuators B 54, 98–105 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Tominaga, J.

M. Fujimaki, C. Rockstuhl, X. Wang, K. Awazu, J. Tominaga, T. Ikeda, Y. Koganezawa, and Y. Ohki, “Biomolecular sensors utilizing waveguide modes excited by evanescent fields,” J. Microsc. 229, 320–326 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Fujimaki, C. Rockstuhl, X. Wang, K. Awazu, J. Tominaga, Y. Koganezawa, Y. Ohki, and T. Komatsubara, “Silica-based monolithic sensing plates for waveguide-mode sensors,” Opt. Express 16, 6408–6416 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Fujimaki, C. Rockstuhl, X. Wang, K. Awazu, J. Tominaga, N. Fukuda, Y. Koganezawa, and Y. Ohki, “The design of evanescent-field-coupled waveguide-mode sensors,” Nanotechnology 19, 095503 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wang, X.

M. Fujimaki, C. Rockstuhl, X. Wang, K. Awazu, J. Tominaga, Y. Koganezawa, Y. Ohki, and T. Komatsubara, “Silica-based monolithic sensing plates for waveguide-mode sensors,” Opt. Express 16, 6408–6416 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Fujimaki, C. Rockstuhl, X. Wang, K. Awazu, J. Tominaga, N. Fukuda, Y. Koganezawa, and Y. Ohki, “The design of evanescent-field-coupled waveguide-mode sensors,” Nanotechnology 19, 095503 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Fujimaki, C. Rockstuhl, X. Wang, K. Awazu, J. Tominaga, T. Ikeda, Y. Koganezawa, and Y. Ohki, “Biomolecular sensors utilizing waveguide modes excited by evanescent fields,” J. Microsc. 229, 320–326 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wolf, E.

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics: Electromagnetic Theory of Propagation, Interference and Diffraction of Light, 6th ed. (Pergamon Press Ltd., 1986). (Reprinted, with corrections).

Yamaguchi, I.

T. Okamoto and I. Yamaguchi, “Absorption measurement using a leaky waveguide mode,” Opt. Rev. 4, 354–357 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem. (1)

W. Knoll, “Interfaces and thin films as seen by bound electromagnetic waves,” Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem. 49, 569–638 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

M. Osterfeld, H. Franke, and C. Feger, “Optical gas detection using metal film enhanced leaky mode spectroscopy,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 2310–2312 (1993).
[CrossRef]

J. Microsc. (1)

M. Fujimaki, C. Rockstuhl, X. Wang, K. Awazu, J. Tominaga, T. Ikeda, Y. Koganezawa, and Y. Ohki, “Biomolecular sensors utilizing waveguide modes excited by evanescent fields,” J. Microsc. 229, 320–326 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

MRS Bull. (1)

W. Knoll, “Optical characterization of organic thin films and interfaces with evanescent waves,” MRS Bull. 16, 29–39 (1991).

Nanotechnology (1)

M. Fujimaki, C. Rockstuhl, X. Wang, K. Awazu, J. Tominaga, N. Fukuda, Y. Koganezawa, and Y. Ohki, “The design of evanescent-field-coupled waveguide-mode sensors,” Nanotechnology 19, 095503 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Rev. (1)

T. Okamoto and I. Yamaguchi, “Absorption measurement using a leaky waveguide mode,” Opt. Rev. 4, 354–357 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

T. Hayashi, H. Fukumoto, T. Okamoto, M. Haraguchi, and M. Fukui, “Experimental instrument for observing angle-and frequency-scanned attenuated total reflection spectra,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 67, 3039–3043 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Sens. Actuators B (2)

I. Stemmler, A. Brecht, and G. Gauglitz, “Compact surface plasmon resonance-transducers with spectral readout for biosensing applications,” Sens. Actuators B 54, 98–105 (1999).
[CrossRef]

N. Skivesen, R. Horvath, and H. Pedersen, “Optimization of metal-clad waveguide sensors,” Sens. Actuators B 106, 668–676 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Talanta (1)

O. Bolduc, L. Live, and J. Masson, “High-resolution surface plasmon resonance sensors based on a dove prism,” Talanta 77, 1680–1687 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (2)

E. Palik and G. Ghosh, Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids (Academic Press, 1998).

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics: Electromagnetic Theory of Propagation, Interference and Diffraction of Light, 6th ed. (Pergamon Press Ltd., 1986). (Reprinted, with corrections).

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