Bragg-scattered surface plasmon microscopy

Mana Toma, Wolfgang Knoll, Jakub Dostalek

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    Abstract We present a new approach to surface plasmon microscopy with high refractive index sensitivity and spatial resolution that is not limited by the propagation length of surface plasmons. It is based on a nanostructured metallic sensor surface supporting Bragg-scattered surface plasmons. We show that these non-propagating surface plasmon modes are excellently suited for spatially resolved observations of refractive index variations on the sensor surface owing to their highly confined field profile perpendicular to as well as parallel to the metal interface. The presented theoretical study reveals that this approach enables reaching similar refractive index sensitivity as regular surface plasmon resonance (SPR) microscopy and offers the advantage of improved spatial resolution when observing dielectric features with lateral size <10 μm for the wavelength around 800 nm and gold as the SPR-active metal. This paper demonstrates the potential of Bragg-scattered surface plasmon microscopy for high-throughput SPR biosensing with high-density microarrays.
    Seiten (von - bis)293-299
    PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2012

    Research Field

    • Biosensor Technologies


    • Surface plasmon resonance . SPR microscopy.


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