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Photonic crystals with polymer waveguides for microforce detection
Author(s): B. Winzek; V. Emelianov; A. Radke; H. Guo; D. Nau; H. Giessen
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Paper Abstract

We present the fundamental concept and experimental results of a new optical sensor structure based on a 1D photonic crystal consisting of a polymer light waveguide, a cladding layer and a nanostructured gold layer. The polysiloxane layers are deposited by spin-coating and dip-coating, respectively. The gold nanostructure is deposited by DCmagnetron sputtering and structured by UV-laser lithography. The gold nanowires have a period of about 400 nm and cover an area of 5×5 mm2. This thin flexible structure shows high sensitivity to inclination and strain. Our method enables the fabrication of a new sensor for non-conducting measurement of strain, force, torque and angle.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5950, Photonic Crystals and Fibers, 595006 (12 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.621349
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B. Winzek, Center of Advanced European Studies and Research, Caesar (Germany)
V. Emelianov, Center of Advanced European Studies and Research, Caesar (Germany)
A. Radke, Center of Advanced European Studies and Research, Caesar (Germany)
Univ. of Bonn (Germany)
H. Guo, Univ. of Bonn (Germany)
D. Nau, Univ. of Bonn (Germany)
H. Giessen, Univ. of Bonn (Germany)
Univ. of Stuttgart (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5950:
Photonic Crystals and Fibers
Waclaw Urbanczyk; Bozena Jaskorzynska; Philip St. J. Russell, Editor(s)

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