A High Refractive Index Plasmonic Micro-Channel Sensor Based on Photonic Crystal Fiber
A new concave shaped high refractive index plasmonic sensor with a micro-channel is proposed in this work, which comprises an analyte channel in the core hole. The sensor is elaborately designed to reduce the interference effect from the metal coating. Furthermore, the impact of the proposed structure on the sensitivity is also investigated by engineering the geometric parameters. Gold is widely used to fabricate plasmonic and metamaterial devices because of its chemical stability and compatibility. According to wavelength interrogation technique, this sensor can obtain a maximal wavelength sensitivity of 10,050 nm/RIU. In view of the excellent indicators of this sensor, it has important development potential in chemical and biological research fields.