Nanophotonic and Subwavelength Structures for Sensing and Biosensing

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Nanophotonic structures exhibit a large variety of effects on the nanoscale that can be used for biosensing in a biochip format. The resonance nature of these structures then allows high sensitivity to analytes, gases, or other external index perturbations down to the order of 10-8 refractive index unit. In this chapter, several configurations of nanophotonic structures and their use for sensing are reviewed with special emphasis on grating-based resonant structures, metallic nanoparticle, and nano apertures.
Original languageEnglish GB
Title of host publicationOptical Guided-wave Chemical and Biosensors II
EditorsM. Zourob , A. Lakhtakia
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
StatePublished - 2010

Publication series

NameSpringer series on Chemical Sensors and Biosensors


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