Penetration depth defines the measurable range in evanescent-wave-based sensing techniques such as surface plasmon resonance (SPR). We investigate penetration depth variation implemented with dielectric layers in a SPR sensing structure. The results show that the penetration depth can be controlled to increase or decrease depending on a specific configuration. Effective medium theory was introduced to describe the field penetration in dielectric multilayer designs. Comparison was made with the field penetration of a localized SPR structure based on periodic nanowires. The penetration depth variation in response to environmental changes was also explored.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision|
|Publication status||Published - 2007 Sept|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition