Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 47, Issue 7, pp 2277–2287 | Cite as

Sensitivity estimation of metamaterial loaded planar waveguide

  • Anurag Upadhyay
  • Y. K. Prajapati
  • Vivek Singh
  • J. P. Saini


Sensitivity of a three and four layer waveguide having metamaterial film is derived and compared. Since, the metamaterials possess unconventional behaviour due to their structural parameters, therefore the sensitivity of proposed three and four layer metamaterial waveguide has been calculated using their respective dispersion relations. By comparing obtained results with the existing results, it is found that the film layer of metamaterial able to enhance the cover layer sensitivity and adlayer sensitivity. Also, the sensitivity of the waveguide sensor depends on both the adlayer thickness and the film thickness but film thickness affects the sensitivity prominently.


Metamaterials Sensitivity Three layer planar waveguides Four layer planar waveguides 



The present work is partially supported by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi, India under the fast track young scientist Scheme No. SB/FTP/ETA-0478/2012.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anurag Upadhyay
    • 1
  • Y. K. Prajapati
    • 1
  • Vivek Singh
    • 2
  • J. P. Saini
    • 3
  1. 1.Depatment of Electronics and Communication EngineeringMotilal Nehru National Institute of TechnologyAllahabadIndia
  2. 2.Department of Physics, Faculty of ScienceBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia
  3. 3.Depatment of Electronics and Communication EngineeringB.I.E.TJhansiIndia

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