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Title: Indium tin oxide refractometer in the visible and near infrared via lossy mode and surface plasmon resonances with Kretschmann configuration

An indium tin oxide (ITO) refractometer based on the generation of lossy mode resonances (LMRs) and surface plasmon resonances (SPRs) is presented. Both LMRs and SPRs are excited, in a single setup, under grazing angle incidence with Kretschmann configuration in an ITO thin-film deposited on a glass slide. The sensing capabilities of the device are demonstrated using several solutions of glycerin and water with refractive indices ranging from 1.33 to 1.47. LMRs are excited in the visible range, from 617 nm to 682 nm under TE polarization and from 533 nm to 637 nm under TM polarization, with a maximum sensitivity of 700 nm/RIU and 1200 nm/RIU, respectively. For the SPRs, a sensing range between 1375 nm and 2494 nm with a maximum sensitivity of 8300 nm/RIU is measured under TM polarization. Experimental results are supported with numerical simulations based on a modification of the plane-wave method for a one-dimensional multilayer waveguide.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [2]
  1. Antenna Group–TERALAB, Public University of Navarra, 31006 Pamplona (Spain)
  2. (Spain)
  3. Department of Electric and Electronic Engineering, Public University of Navarra, Pamplona 31006 (Spain)
  4. Institute of Smart Cities, Public University of Navarra, 31006 Pamplona (Spain)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22489378
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 108; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: (c) 2016 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; DEPOSITS; GLYCEROL; INCIDENCE ANGLE; INDIUM; LAYERS; POLARIZATION; REFRACTIVE INDEX; RESONANCE; SENSITIVITY; SURFACES; THIN FILMS; TIN OXIDES; WAVE PROPAGATION; WAVEGUIDES