Surface Plasmon Resonance Based Differential Phase Analysis Using Mach-Zehnder Interferometric Set-up
A novel scheme of experimental surface plasmon resonance (SPR) based differential phase analysis using Mach-Zehnder interferometric set-up has been demonstrated. Two glass prisms have been used in the two arms of the interferometric set-up. SPR modulated interferometric fringes can be observed with the use of thin Al coating on the hypotenuse surface of the glass prism, placed in one of the arms of interferometric set-up. Moreover, the change in fringe pattern can also be interpreted in terms of the direct difference of phase between Al-coated and uncoated glass prisms. SPR based direct difference of phase between test and reference beams can be measured using this technique which can be utilized for nanoplasmonic sensing.
The author, Jayeta Banerjee would like to acknowledge Department of Science and Technology, Government of India for financial support under Women Scientist Scheme A.
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