Semiconductor metal oxide/polymer based fiber optic lossy mode resonance sensors: A contemporary study

Sruthi P. Usha, Anand M. Shrivastav, Banshi D. Gupta

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Lossy mode resonance (LMR) based sensors have gained attention in the literature during last two decades. Understanding lossy nature of the optical modes guided through the optical substrates took researcher's interest to their applications in the field of diagnostic and sensing of various analytes. In this review, the attention has been paid to the emergence and developments of LMR phenomenon as a fiber optic sensing platform. Concept and basic configuration of LMR sensor and parameters evaluating the performance of such sensors have been discussed in detail. Optical materials such as transparent semiconductor metal oxides (TSMOs) and few polymers have been found to support LMR. In view of this, optical fiber based chemical and biosensors utilizing such materials have been reviewed. In addition, the analysis of the potentials of LMR based bulk/nanostructured sensors with future possibilities have been discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-166
Number of pages21
JournalOptical Fiber Technology
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Bulk layer
  • Lossy mode resonance
  • Nanostructures
  • Optical fiber
  • Sensor
  • Transparent semiconductor metal oxides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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