Design of an Aluminum/Polymer Plasmonic 2D Crystal for Label-Free Optical Biosensing
AbstractA design study of a nanostructured two-dimensional plasmonic crystal based on aluminum and polymeric material for label-free optical biosensing is presented. The structure is formed of Al nanohole and nanodisk array layers physically separated by a polymeric film. The photonic configuration was analyzed through finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) simulations. The calculated spectral reflectance of the device exhibits a surface plasmon polariton (SPP) resonance feature sensitive to the presence of a modeled biolayer adhered onto the metal surfaces. Simulations also reveal that the Al disks suppress an undesired SPP resonance, improving the device performance in terms of resolution as compared to that of a similar configuration without Al disks. On the basis of manufacturability issues, nanohole diameter and depth were considered as design parameters, and a multi-objective optimization process was employed to determine the optimum dimensional values from both performance and fabrication points of view. The effect of Al oxidation, which is expected to occur in an actual device, was also studied. View Full-Text
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Tramarin, L.; Angulo Barrios, C. Design of an Aluminum/Polymer Plasmonic 2D Crystal for Label-Free Optical Biosensing. Sensors 2018, 18, 3335.
Tramarin L, Angulo Barrios C. Design of an Aluminum/Polymer Plasmonic 2D Crystal for Label-Free Optical Biosensing. Sensors. 2018; 18(10):3335.Chicago/Turabian Style
Tramarin, Luca; Angulo Barrios, Carlos. 2018. "Design of an Aluminum/Polymer Plasmonic 2D Crystal for Label-Free Optical Biosensing." Sensors 18, no. 10: 3335.
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