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Volume 29, Number 9(1) (2017)
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Online Published: September 6, 2017
Plasmonic Sensor: Towards Parts-per-Billion Level Sensitivity
Yoshiaki Nishijima, Syunsuke Suda, Gediminas Seniutinas, Armandas Balčytis, and Saulius Juodkazis
(Received February 14, 2017; Accepted May 17, 2017)
Keywords: plasmon sensor, gas detection, surface enhanced infrared absorption
We have developed a plasmonic gas sensing system using transmissive (metal hole array) and scattering (rough surface of Au film) plasmonic materials in an integrating sphere geometry. The combination of transmissive and reflective plasmonic materials significantly enhances the detection threshold by way of surface-enhanced infrared absorption. Here, we first investigate the individual sensing enhancement contributions for each of the plasmonic materials and reveal the path towards applications in high-sensitivity gas detection.
Corresponding author: Yoshiaki Nishijima
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