Photonic Crystal for Gas Sensing Application

  • Shreerupa BiswasEmail author
  • Shampa Guin
  • Nikhil  R. DasEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 41)


In this paper, 1D Photonic Crystal structure, consisting of alternate layers of silicon and air, is theoretically studied for gas sensing application. With one of the air layers replaced by a different gas layer, the resulting defect mode can be utilized for sensing a particular gas, from the transmittance curve, calculated by Transfer matrix method. Very small refractive index variation, ∆n = 1.5 × 10−5 and a sensitivity = 979 nm/RIU is found by this sensor.


1D photonic crystal Photonic bandgap Gas sensor 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Radio Physics & ElectronicsUniversity of CalcuttaKolkataIndia

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