Biochemical sensors based on polymer microrings with sharp asymmetrical resonance

Chung-Yen Chao; Jay Guo, L.
August 2003
Applied Physics Letters;8/25/2003, Vol. 83 Issue 8, p1527
Academic Journal
Photonic microresonators have great potential in the application of highly sensitive sensors due to high Q-factor resonances and steep slopes between zero and unity transmission. A microring resonator with increased resonance slopes is proposed by introducing two partially reflecting elements implemented by waveguide offsets. This configuration produces a Fano-resonant line shape and can greatly enhance the sensitivity of the sensor. Polystyrene microring resonators were fabricated by the nanoimprinting technique, and the optical spectra were measured in glucose solutions of different concentrations. The shift in resonant wavelength and variation of the normalized transmitted intensity are linearly related to the concentration of the glucose solution. © 2003 American Institute of Physics.


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