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Type: Conference paper
Title: Chemical deposition of silver for the fabrication of surface plasmon microstructured optical fibre sensor
Author: Boehm, J.
François, A.
Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H.
Monro, T.
Citation: Proceedings of the Australasian Conference on Optics, Lasers and Spectroscopy and Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology in association with the International Workshop on Dissipative Solitons, 2009: pp.109-110
Publisher: Australian Optical Society
Publisher Place: CDROM
Issue Date: 2009
ISBN: 1876346612
Conference Name: Australasian Conference on Optics, Lasers and Spectroscopy (2009 : Adelaide, Australia)
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Jonathan Boehm, Alexandre François, Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Tanya M. Monro
Abstract: We examine the Tollens reaction, a simple chemical coating method, with the more commonly used RF sputtering technique for use in creating surfaces suitable for sensing applications based on the use of surface Plasmon resonance. Experimentation has shown that these two surfaces produce simular SPR signals, and therefore that this is a viable method for the coating of the interior of a microstructure fibre. This technique was applied to a microstructure fibre and a 60nm silver layer is produced. This is the first step towards the realisation of a SPR microstructure fibre sensor.
Keywords: Surface Plasmon Resonance; Microstructure Optical Fibre
Rights: Copyright Jonathan Boehm 2009
RMID: 0020096028
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