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Sensors 2014, 14(3), 4791-4805; doi:10.3390/s140304791

Plasmonic Sensors Based on Doubly-Deposited Tapered Optical Fibers

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1 Applied Optics Complutense Group, Facultad de Óptica y Optometría, Universidad Complutense, Arcos de Jalón 118, Madrid 28037, Spain 2 Applied Optics Complutense Group, Facultad de Ciencias Físicas, Universidad Complutense, Ciudad Universitaria, Madrid 28040, Spain 3 Grupo de Ingeniería Fotónica, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Alcalá de Henares 28871, Spain
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Received: 17 January 2014 / Revised: 27 February 2014 / Accepted: 3 March 2014 / Published: 10 March 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Plasmonics and Nanoplasmonics Biosensors)
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A review of the surface plasmon resonance (SPR) transducers based on tapered fibers that have been developed in the last years is presented. The devices have proved their good performance (specifically, in terms of sensitivity) and their versatility and they are a very good option to be considered as basis for any kind of chemical and biological sensor. The technology has now reached its maturity and here we summarize some of the characteristics of the devices produced.
Keywords: surface plasmon resonance; tapered optical fibers; refractometry surface plasmon resonance; tapered optical fibers; refractometry
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González-Cano, A.; Navarrete, M.-C.; Esteban, Ó.; Díaz-Herrera, N. Plasmonic Sensors Based on Doubly-Deposited Tapered Optical Fibers. Sensors 2014, 14, 4791-4805.

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