We propose a novel bio-sensing platform based on the observation of the shift of the leaky surface plasmon mode that occurs at the edge of the plasmonic band gap of metal gratings based on two-dimensional gold nano-patch arrays when an analyte is deposited on the top of the metallic structure. We detail the numerical analysis, the fabrication and the characterization of these two-dimensional arrangements of gold patches in linear regime showing that sensitivity of our device approaches a value of 1000 nm/RIU with a corresponding Figure of Merit (FOM) of 222 RIU-1. We provide experimental proof of the sensing capabilities of the device by observing colour variations in the diffracted field when the air overlayer is replaced with a small quantity of Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA). Effects of technological tolerance such as rounded corners and surface imperfections are also discussed. We also report proof of changes in colour intensities as a function of the air/filling ratio ad periodicity and discuss how they can be obtained by diffracted spectra. Finally we report the numerical and experimental investigation of the non-linear behaviour of the device highlighting the Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) performance.

Novel plasmonic bio-sensing system based on two-dimensional gold patch arrays for linear and nonlinear regimes

Marco Grande;Maria Antonietta Vincenti;Domenico de Ceglia;Morea, Giuseppe;Roberto Marani;Valeria Marrocco;Vincenzo Petruzzelli;Antonella d'Orazio
2013

Abstract

We propose a novel bio-sensing platform based on the observation of the shift of the leaky surface plasmon mode that occurs at the edge of the plasmonic band gap of metal gratings based on two-dimensional gold nano-patch arrays when an analyte is deposited on the top of the metallic structure. We detail the numerical analysis, the fabrication and the characterization of these two-dimensional arrangements of gold patches in linear regime showing that sensitivity of our device approaches a value of 1000 nm/RIU with a corresponding Figure of Merit (FOM) of 222 RIU-1. We provide experimental proof of the sensing capabilities of the device by observing colour variations in the diffracted field when the air overlayer is replaced with a small quantity of Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA). Effects of technological tolerance such as rounded corners and surface imperfections are also discussed. We also report proof of changes in colour intensities as a function of the air/filling ratio ad periodicity and discuss how they can be obtained by diffracted spectra. Finally we report the numerical and experimental investigation of the non-linear behaviour of the device highlighting the Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) performance.
Next Generation Micro/Nano Systems
978-3-908158-67-7
Trans Tech Publications
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