1st Edition

Plasmonics-Based Optical Sensors and Detectors

By Banshi D. Gupta, Anuj K Sharma, Jin Li Copyright 2024
    528 Pages 76 Color & 137 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    528 Pages 76 Color & 137 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    Plasmonics stems from the surface charge density oscillations at metal–dielectric interface, leading to extremely strong light–matter interactions. In the past few decades, plasmonics has become one of the most favorite fields/techniques in realizing high-performance photonic devices. For this purpose, different new concepts, such as exploration of different radiation frequency regions, two-dimensional materials/heterostructures, and different types of substrates for the excitation of plasmons have been investigated for plasmonics-based sensors and detectors. This book focuses on the recent and advanced works on optical sensors and detectors utilizing plasmonic techniques for opto-electronic applications. The book is unique as it describes both sensors and detectors based on plasmonics and their practical applications in a single book, a feature not found in any book so far.

    1. Fundamental Framework of Plasmonics

    2. Surface Plasmon Resonance‒Based Optical Sensors: A Conceptual Framework

    3. Plasmonic Sensing Devices

    4. LSPR-Based Optical Sensors and Biosensors

    5. Fiber Gratings–Based Plasmonic Sensors

    6. Microstructured and Non-Microstructured Fiber–Based Plasmonic Sensors for High-Performance and Wide-Range Detection of Different Parameters

    7. Microstructured and Nanostructured Fiber Plasmonic Sensors

    8. Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering–Based Plasmonic Sensors

    9. Effective Enhancement of Raman Scattering, Fluorescence, and Near-field Imaging

    10. Intrinsic and Extrinsic Polymer Optical Fiber Schemes for Highly Sensitive Plasmonic Biosensors

    11. 2D Materials/Heterostructures/Metasurfaces in Plasmonic Sensing and Biosensing

    12. Design Considerations and Limitations for Miniature SPR Devices

    13. Bottom-Up Fabrication of Plasmonic Sensors and Biosensors

    14. Metallic Nanostructures/Gratings for Plasmon-Enhanced Photodetection

    15. Graphene Plasmonic Mid-Infrared Photodetector


    Banshi D. Gupta is a former professor of physics at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India. He has also worked at the University of Guelph (Canada), University of Toronto (Canada), Florida State University (USA), University of Strathclyde (UK), and University of Birmingham (UK). He is author of the books Fiber Optic Sensors: Principles and Applications, 2006; Fiber Optic Sensors Based on Plasmonics, 2015; Optical Sensors for Biomedical Diagnostics and Environmental Monitoring, 2017; and Metal Chalcogenide Biosensors: Fundamentals and Applications, 2023. He has authored more than 300 research articles in international journals and conferences.

    Anuj K. Sharma is an associate professor of physics at the National Institute of Technology Delhi, India. He earned his MSc in physics from IIT Roorkee and PhD in physics from IIT Delhi, India. He has also been a recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt fellowship (Germany). He has published more than 110 research articles in international journals. He is associate editor of three international journals: IEEE Sensors Journal, Optical Fiber Technology, and Frontiers in Electronic Materials.

    Jin Li is a professor at the Northwest A & F University, China. He serves as an editor in journals: Frontiers in Physics, Frontiers in Materials, Sensors, and Frontiers in Sensors. His research interests include micro-/nanostructured photonics, nanomaterials’ nonlinear optics, micro-/nanofiber sensors, and integrated optical devices. He has been in charge of more than 10 national and provincial projects and has published more than 50 SCI-indexed papers.

    "This book gives a unique overview of the state of the art in plasmonic sensors and detectors and includes a review of the fundamentals of plasmonics with the help of prism and optical fiber configurations. It introduces the utilization of different materials and structures with their applications in different fields, such as chemistry and biology. It is definitely a useful resource for postgraduate or PhD students as well as an update for researchers working in the field."

    Prof. Carlos Ruiz Zamarreño

    Public University of Navarra, Spain

    "This book appears at a time when plasmonics is one of the most active areas of R&D, with diversified and disruptive technological applications, particularly in the field of sensing. Its editors are international references in the area, which from the outset constitutes a guarantee of quality. This is reflected at various levels, in particular, on the high-ranking level of the authors of the chapters who are recognized researchers in their fields. It gathers the conditions to constitute a reference book in plasmonics-based optical sensing, also pointing out to new horizons for photodetection supported by the phenomenon of photon–electron coherent interactions."

    Prof. José Luís Santos

    University of Porto, Portugal