Optical resonator based methods for interrogation and readout of Surface Plasmon Resonance sensors
Authors: Giorgini A., Avino S., Malara P., Zullo R., De Natale P., Mrkvová K., Homola J., Gagliardi G.
Autors Affiliation: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, Pozzuoli, 80078, Italy; Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, Firenze, 50125, Italy; Institute of Photonics and Electronics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, 182 51, Czech Republic
Abstract: Surface Plasmon Resonance based sensors are a key tool for Bio-Chemical investigations. The interrogation and readout method of these sensors represent the ultimate limiting factor for the detection of small molecules at low concentrations. We propose two new improved resolution approaches based on the integration of the sensing unit in an optical resonator.
Conference title: 7th EOS Topical Meeting on Optical Microsystems (OµS’17)
KeyWords: Surface Plasmon Resonance; Sensors; Optical Resonators