Enhanced SPR sensitivity using periodic metallic structures.


A sinusoidal silver grating is used to create a six-fold enhancement of the SPR response compared to a flat surface. The grating parameters are chosen to create a surface plasmon bandgap and it is shown that the enhancement of the sensitivity to bulk sample index occurs when operating near the bandgap. The Kretschmann configuration is considered and the Boundary Element Method is used to generate the dispersion curves.

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@article{Alleyne2007EnhancedSS, title={Enhanced SPR sensitivity using periodic metallic structures.}, author={Colin J Alleyne and Andrew G. Kirk and Ross C. McPhedran and Nicolae-Alexandru P. Nicorovici and Daniel Maystre}, journal={Optics express}, year={2007}, volume={15 13}, pages={8163-9} }