Demonstration of diffraction enhancement via Bloch surface waves in a-SiN:H multilayers

Liscidini, Marco; Galli, Matteo; Patrini, Maddalena; Loo, Richard W.; Goh, M. Cynthia; Ricciardi, Carlo; Giorgis, Fabrizio; Sipe, J. E.
January 2009
Applied Physics Letters;1/26/2009, Vol. 94 Issue 4, pN.PAG
Academic Journal
By exploiting the excitation of a Bloch surface wave at a wavelength λ=670 nm, we observe a diffraction enhancement of more than 45 times from a rabbit IgG protein grating printed on a-SiN:H multilayers. Our results demonstrate that the use of surface states in dielectric multilayers is very promising for the realization of the next generation of diffraction-based biosensors.


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