Bowtie plasmonic nanoantenna arrays for polarimetric optical biosensing

Calderón, Jonathan, Álvarez, Jesús, Martínez-Pastor, Juan and Hill, Daniel (2014). Bowtie plasmonic nanoantenna arrays for polarimetric optical biosensing. Proceedings of SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering, 8933 ,


We report on the first polarimetric plasmonic biosensor based on arrays of bowtie nanoantennas. Using the Finite Element Method (FEM) the phase retardation between the components of light polarized parallel and perpendicular to the axis of the nanoantennas is studied. After optimizing them for high volumetric sensitivity at a wavelength of 780 nm, sensitivities ~5 rad/RIU are obtained, corresponding to a detection limit ~10-7 RIU when using the polarimetric readout platform. Surface sensitivity values resulted from studies of phase retardation changes from a coverage of bioreceptors and analytes.

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Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology
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Uncontrolled Keywords: FEM simulations,gold bowties,LSPR,nanoantenna arrays,optical sensing and biosensing,phase retardation,polarimetry,surface plasmon polaritons,Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics,Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials,Biomaterials,Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
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Published Date: 2014-03-05
Authors: Calderón, Jonathan
Álvarez, Jesús
Martínez-Pastor, Juan
Hill, Daniel ( 0000-0003-3510-7783)



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