Polarization control scheme for surface plasmon and optical guided mode control detection

Tzvetan Velinov, Maria Bivolarska, S. Russev, Kliment P. Bransalov, Michael Geoffrey Somekh

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A technique based on what is known as polarizer-compensator-sample-analyzer (PCSA) scheme in ellipsometry, combined with the Kretschmann configuration to excite plasmon and waveguided modes is described. The system allows the control of the polarization state of the reflected light and is shown to have higher sensitivity than the measurement of only the amplitude of the reflected light. We show the response of the system to variations in temperature and small changes in the refractive index of a liquid.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325-332
Number of pages8
JournalSensors and Actuators, B: Chemical
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Optical guided modes
  • Optical sensors
  • Surface plasmons
  • Temperature sensors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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