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
Title of host publicationOptical Guided-wave Chemical and Biosensors II
EditorsM. Zourob , A. Lakhtakia
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
ISBN (Electronic)9783642028274
ISBN (Print)9783642028267
StatePublished - Jan 2010

Publication series

NameSpringer series on Chemical Sensors and Biosensors


  • Nanophotonics
  • Biosensors
  • Sensors
  • Surface plasmons
  • Surface enhanced effects
  • Metallic nanostructures


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