Normalized Analysis for the Sensitivity Optimization of Integrated Optical Evanescent-Wave Sensors

O. Parriaux, G.J. Veldhuis

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    Closed-form analytical expressions and normalized charts provide the conditions for the maximum sensitivity of transverse electric (TE) and transverse magnetic (TM) evanescent-wave step-index waveguide sensors. The analysis covers both cases where the measurand is homogeneously distributed in the semi-infinite waveguide cover, and where it is an ultrathin film at the waveguide-cover interface
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)573-582
    Number of pages12
    JournalJournal of lightwave technology
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 1998


    • METIS-111537
    • refractometers
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    • Sensitivity analysis
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