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High-Q and temperature stable photonic biosensor based on grating waveguides

Sahu, S., Ali, J., Yupapin, P. P. , Singh, G. & Grattan, K. T. V. ORCID: 0000-0003-2250-3832 (2018). High-Q and temperature stable photonic biosensor based on grating waveguides. Optical and Quantum Electronics, 50(8), article number 307. doi: 10.1007/s11082-018-1578-x


In this work, analytical modeling and parameter evaluation of a photonic biosensor using cascaded silicon grating waveguides is illustrated. The sensor design consists of two cascaded waveguides with symmetric sidewall gratings to broaden the stop band region of the transmission spectra. In the work, the structure is first analyzed using the transfer matrix method. The parameter values are then optimized to obtain a sharper resonant peak in the center of the stop band. Notably, the resonant band of this structure provides a high Q factor (of 1.544 × 105), which significantly improves the limits of detection. The sensor has been designed to detect the presence of biomaterial material (seen corresponding to a change in refractive index) on its surface by changing the change in device resonant wavelength. In this study, the effect of temperature on the detection of such biomaterials has also been evaluated, as has the temperature sensitivity of the device which is -0.0075nm/oC, over a temperature range of 18 oC to 34 oC.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Optical and Quantum Electronics. The final authenticated version is available online at:
Publisher Keywords: Biosensor, Transfer matrix method, Sellemeier equation, Biochemical sensor
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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