Single-mode—multimode—single-mode and lossy mode resonance-based devices: a comparative study for sensing applications

Abian Bentor Socorro (Lead Author), Miguel Hernaez, Ignacio Del Villar, Jesús María Corres, Francisco Javier Arregui, Ignacio Raul Matias

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In this work, a thin-film consisting of 15 bilayers (estimated thickness: 210 nm) of titanium (IV) oxide and poly(sodium 4-styrenesulfonate) is simultaneously deposited onto two optical fiber structures: a single-mode—multimode—single-mode (SMS) device and a lossy mode resonance (LMR)-based device. The performance of both structures, as refractometers and relative humidity sensors, is studied and compared. In both cases, the sensitivity of the LMR-based device (955 nm/RIU and 3.54 nm/RH %, respectively) highly improves the one of the SMS (142 nm/RIU and 0.3 nm/RH %). These facts can be taken into account when developing sensors based on either SMS or LMR technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1633-1638
Number of pages6
JournalMicrosystem Technologies
Issue number7
Early online date31 Dec 2015
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2016


  • Wavelength Shift
  • Refractive Index Change
  • Evanescent Field
  • Electronic Sensor
  • Resonant Phenomenon

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