Enhanced transduction of photonic crystal dye lasers for gas sensing via swelling polymer film

Cameron Smith, Johan Ulrik Lind, Mads Brøkner Christiansen, Thomas Buss, Niels Bent Larsen, Anders Kristensen

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    Abstract

    We present the enhanced transduction of a photonic crystal dye laser for gas sensing via deposition of an additional swelling polymer film. Device operation involves swelling of the polymer film during exposure to specific gases, leading to a change in total effective refractive index. Experimental results show an enhancement of 16:09 dB in sensing ethanol vapor after deposition of a polystyrene film. We verify different responses of the polystyrene film when exposed to either ethanol vapor or increased humidity, indicating selectivity. The concept is generic and, in principle, straightforward in its application to other intracavity-based detection schemes to enable gas sensing. © 2011 Optical Society of America.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalOptics Letters
    Volume36
    Issue number8
    Pages (from-to)1392-1394
    ISSN0146-9592
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

    Keywords

    • Integrated optics Sensors
    • Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
    • Optical devices : Photonic crystals

    Cite this

    @article{1849c987a4594d37b7a692c929c53127,
    title = "Enhanced transduction of photonic crystal dye lasers for gas sensing via swelling polymer film",
    abstract = "We present the enhanced transduction of a photonic crystal dye laser for gas sensing via deposition of an additional swelling polymer film. Device operation involves swelling of the polymer film during exposure to specific gases, leading to a change in total effective refractive index. Experimental results show an enhancement of 16:09 dB in sensing ethanol vapor after deposition of a polystyrene film. We verify different responses of the polystyrene film when exposed to either ethanol vapor or increased humidity, indicating selectivity. The concept is generic and, in principle, straightforward in its application to other intracavity-based detection schemes to enable gas sensing. {\circledC} 2011 Optical Society of America.",
    keywords = "Integrated optics Sensors, Thin films : Thin films, optical properties, Optical devices : Photonic crystals",
    author = "Cameron Smith and Lind, {Johan Ulrik} and Christiansen, {Mads Br{\o}kner} and Thomas Buss and Larsen, {Niels Bent} and Anders Kristensen",
    year = "2011",
    doi = "10.1364/OL.36.001392",
    language = "English",
    volume = "36",
    pages = "1392--1394",
    journal = "Optics Letters",
    issn = "0146-9592",
    publisher = "Optical Society of America",
    number = "8",

    }

    Enhanced transduction of photonic crystal dye lasers for gas sensing via swelling polymer film. / Smith, Cameron; Lind, Johan Ulrik; Christiansen, Mads Brøkner; Buss, Thomas; Larsen, Niels Bent; Kristensen, Anders.

    In: Optics Letters, Vol. 36, No. 8, 2011, p. 1392-1394.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    TY - JOUR

    T1 - Enhanced transduction of photonic crystal dye lasers for gas sensing via swelling polymer film

    AU - Smith, Cameron

    AU - Lind, Johan Ulrik

    AU - Christiansen, Mads Brøkner

    AU - Buss, Thomas

    AU - Larsen, Niels Bent

    AU - Kristensen, Anders

    PY - 2011

    Y1 - 2011

    N2 - We present the enhanced transduction of a photonic crystal dye laser for gas sensing via deposition of an additional swelling polymer film. Device operation involves swelling of the polymer film during exposure to specific gases, leading to a change in total effective refractive index. Experimental results show an enhancement of 16:09 dB in sensing ethanol vapor after deposition of a polystyrene film. We verify different responses of the polystyrene film when exposed to either ethanol vapor or increased humidity, indicating selectivity. The concept is generic and, in principle, straightforward in its application to other intracavity-based detection schemes to enable gas sensing. © 2011 Optical Society of America.

    AB - We present the enhanced transduction of a photonic crystal dye laser for gas sensing via deposition of an additional swelling polymer film. Device operation involves swelling of the polymer film during exposure to specific gases, leading to a change in total effective refractive index. Experimental results show an enhancement of 16:09 dB in sensing ethanol vapor after deposition of a polystyrene film. We verify different responses of the polystyrene film when exposed to either ethanol vapor or increased humidity, indicating selectivity. The concept is generic and, in principle, straightforward in its application to other intracavity-based detection schemes to enable gas sensing. © 2011 Optical Society of America.

    KW - Integrated optics Sensors

    KW - Thin films : Thin films, optical properties

    KW - Optical devices : Photonic crystals

    U2 - 10.1364/OL.36.001392

    DO - 10.1364/OL.36.001392

    M3 - Journal article

    VL - 36

    SP - 1392

    EP - 1394

    JO - Optics Letters

    JF - Optics Letters

    SN - 0146-9592

    IS - 8

    ER -