Abstract

This Letter theoretically proposes and investigates an integrated plasmonic sensor that is based on a grating-assisted coupling between a surface plasmon polariton (SPP) and a dielectric waveguide (DW) mode. It consists of a glass slide with a gold film for the propagation of an SPP and a separate DW with a long-period grating. For sensing, the two parts are temporarily combined. After sensing, the former is replaceable, and so the sensor has disposability. The design procedure and analysis method for the sensor are explained. The designed sensor is shown to be very compact. Its characteristics of sensing a change of the refractive index of liquid are analyzed and discussed.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the proposed sensor: (a) glass slide with a gold film and (b) DW with a deeply corrugated cover. The two parts in (a) and (b) are combined, and the combined structure is approximated into the (c) two-dimensional structure.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Relation between the minimum transmittance of the dip and the number of periods. The solid and dashed curves were obtained by using the explained anal ysis method and Eq. (5) in [13], respectively. (b) Transmission spectrum of the sensor calculated when the number of periods is 109.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Characteristics of sensing a change of the liquid RI ( n l ). (a) Relation between the center wavelength λ c and n l . (b) Relation between the transmittance at a wavelength of 1543.09 nm and n l . The inset shows the rapidly increasing part of (b).

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