Abstract

A high-accuracy aluminum-based surface plasmon resonance (SPR) chalcogenide sensor is proposed for IR. The structure is based on widely used 2S2G chalcogenide glass with aluminum as the SPR active metal. The angular interrogation method has been used to study the performance of the sensor in terms of intrinsic sensitivity (IS) that includes the width and shifts of the SPR curve for a given refractive index of sensing layer. The IS of Al-based chalcogenide glass sensor is almost 400% more as compared with an Au-based one, which is the most widely used SPR active metal. The oxidation problem of an Al-based SPR sensor has been addressed.

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K. Johansen, H. Arwin, I. Lundstrom, and B. Liedberg, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 71, 3530 (2000).
[CrossRef]

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S. Patskovsky, A. V. Kabashin, M. Meunier, and J. H. T. Luong, Sens. Actuators B 97, 409 (2004).
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K. J. Krane and H. Reather, Phys. Rev. Lett. 37, 1355 (1976).
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Krishnaswami, K.

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Ma, H.

B. Bureau, X. H. Zhang, F. Smektala, J. Adam, J. Troles, H. Ma, C. Boussard-Pledel, J. Lucas, P. Lucas, D. Le Coq, M. R. Riley, and J. H. Simmons, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 345-346, 276 (2004).
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[CrossRef]

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S. Patskovsky, A. V. Kabashin, M. Meunier, and J. H. T. Luong, Sens. Actuators B 97, 409 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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Qiao, H.

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K. J. Krane and H. Reather, Phys. Rev. Lett. 37, 1355 (1976).
[CrossRef]

E. Kretchmann and H. Reather, Z. Naturforsch. A 23, 2135 (1968).

Riley, B. J.

Riley, M. R.

B. Bureau, X. H. Zhang, F. Smektala, J. Adam, J. Troles, H. Ma, C. Boussard-Pledel, J. Lucas, P. Lucas, D. Le Coq, M. R. Riley, and J. H. Simmons, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 345-346, 276 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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J. S. Sanghera, L. B. Shaw, and I. D. Aggarwal, C. R. Chim. 5, 873 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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R. Jha and A. K. Sharma, J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt. 11, 045502 (2009).
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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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J. S. Sanghera, L. B. Shaw, and I. D. Aggarwal, C. R. Chim. 5, 873 (2002).
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B. Bureau, X. H. Zhang, F. Smektala, J. Adam, J. Troles, H. Ma, C. Boussard-Pledel, J. Lucas, P. Lucas, D. Le Coq, M. R. Riley, and J. H. Simmons, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 345-346, 276 (2004).
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Troles, J.

B. Bureau, X. H. Zhang, F. Smektala, J. Adam, J. Troles, H. Ma, C. Boussard-Pledel, J. Lucas, P. Lucas, D. Le Coq, M. R. Riley, and J. H. Simmons, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 345-346, 276 (2004).
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Zhang, X. H.

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Anal. Chem. (1)

B. P. Nelson, A. G. Frutos, J. M. Brockman, and R. M. Corn, Anal. Chem. 71, 3928 (1999).
[CrossRef]

C. R. Chim. (1)

J. S. Sanghera, L. B. Shaw, and I. D. Aggarwal, C. R. Chim. 5, 873 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

A. K. Sharma and B. D. Gupta, J. Appl. Phys. 101, 093111 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Non-Cryst. Solids (1)

B. Bureau, X. H. Zhang, F. Smektala, J. Adam, J. Troles, H. Ma, C. Boussard-Pledel, J. Lucas, P. Lucas, D. Le Coq, M. R. Riley, and J. H. Simmons, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 345-346, 276 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt. (1)

R. Jha and A. K. Sharma, J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt. 11, 045502 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

A. K. Sharma, R. Jha, and B. D. Gupta, Opt. Commun. 274, 320 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

K. J. Krane and H. Reather, Phys. Rev. Lett. 37, 1355 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

K. Johansen, H. Arwin, I. Lundstrom, and B. Liedberg, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 71, 3530 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Sens. Actuators (1)

B. Liedberg, C. Nylander, and I. Sundstrom, Sens. Actuators 4, 299 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Sens. Actuators B (1)

S. Patskovsky, A. V. Kabashin, M. Meunier, and J. H. T. Luong, Sens. Actuators B 97, 409 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Z. Naturforsch. A (1)

E. Kretchmann and H. Reather, Z. Naturforsch. A 23, 2135 (1968).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Setup for SPR-based sensing with chalcogenide (2S2G) glass.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Illustration of matching of plasmon resonance condition in the case of 2S2G glass for Al and Au layers at two different n s values.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

SPR spectra based on 2S2G glass for monolayer of Al ( 50 nm ) , Au ( 50 nm ) , and bimetallic layer ( 47 nm of Al and 3 nm of Au) at the operating wavelength of 1 μ m .

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Variation of IS with the wavelength of incident light for different cases.

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K 0 n c sin θ SPR = K 0 ( ε m r n s 2 ε m r + n s 2 ) 1 2 ,
ε m ( λ ) = ε m r + i ε m i = 1 λ 2 λ c λ p 2 ( λ c + i λ ) ,
IS = δ θ SPR δ θ 0.5 × δ n s .

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