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Photonic crystal gas sensors

Geppert, T. M. and Schweizer, S. L. and Schilling, J. and Jamois, C. and Rhein, A. v. and Pergande, D. and Glatthaar, R. and Hahn, P. and Feisst, A. and Lambrecht, A. and Wehrspohn, R. B. (2004) Photonic crystal gas sensors. In: Tuning the Optical Response of Photonic Bandgap Structures. Proceedings of SPIE. No.5511. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 61-70. ISBN 9780819454492.

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The bandstructure of photonic crystals offers intriguing possibilities for the manipulation of electromagnetic waves. During the last years, research has mainly focussed on the application of these photonic crystal properties in the telecom area. We suggest utilization of photonic crystals for sensor applications such as qualitative and quantitative gas and liquid analysis. Taking advantage of the low group velocity and certain mode distributions for some k-points in the bandstructure of a photonic crystal should enable the realization of very compact sensor devices. We show different device configurations of a photonic crystal based on macroporous silicon that fulfill the demands to serve as a compact gas sensor.

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Additional Information:© 2004 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). The authors would like to acknowledge financial support by the BMBF within the project PHOKISS (13N8525).
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Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)13N8525
Subject Keywords:Photonic Crystals, sensor application, low group velocity, macroporous silicon
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:5511
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Official Citation:Torsten M. Geppert, Stefan L. Schweizer, J. Schilling, Cecile Jamois, A. V. Rhein, D. Pergande, Regine Glatthaar, P. Hahn, A. Feisst, Armin Lambrecht, and Ralf B. Wehrspohn "Photonic crystal gas sensors", Proc. SPIE 5511, Tuning the Optical Response of Photonic Bandgap Structures, (14 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.561724;
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