Plasmonics

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 29–34

Enhanced Sensitivity of Surface Plasmon Resonance Phase-Interrogation Biosensor by Using Silver Nanoparticles

Authors

  • Tzu-Cheih Peng
    • Institute of Optoelectronic SciencesNational Taiwan Ocean University
  • Wen-Chi Lin
    • Institute of Optoelectronic SciencesNational Taiwan Ocean University
  • Chih-Wei Chen
    • Institute of Optoelectronic SciencesNational Taiwan Ocean University
  • Din Ping Tsai
    • Department of PhysicsNational Taiwan University
    • Instrument Technology Research CenterNational Applied Research Laboratories
    • Institute of Optoelectronic SciencesNational Taiwan Ocean University
    • Institute of PhysicsAcademia Sinica
    • Instrument Technology Research CenterNational Applied Research Laboratories
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11468-010-9165-4

Cite this article as:
Peng, T., Lin, W., Chen, C. et al. Plasmonics (2011) 6: 29. doi:10.1007/s11468-010-9165-4

Abstract

It is demonstrated that the sensitivity of surface plasmon resonance phase-interrogation biosensor can be enhanced by using silver nanoparticles. Silver nanoparticles were fabricated on silver films by using thermal evaporation. Sizes of silver nanoparticles on silver thin film can be tuned by controlling the deposition parameters of thermal evaporation. By using surface plasmon resonance heterodyne interferometey to measure the phase difference between the p and s polarization of incident light, we have demonstrated that sensitivity of glucose detection down to the order of 10−8 refractive index units can be obtained.

Keywords

Surface plasmons Phase measurement Silver nanoparticles Biosensor

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