A novel microlens arrays coupler of surface plasmon resonance for biochemical applications

Nan Fu Chiu, Yu Hsuan Ho, Kuan Yu Chen, Jiun Haw Lee, Mao Kuo Wei, Chii Wann Lin*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This study proposed a novel approach to replace the traditional surface plasmon resonance (SPR) bulk prism by microlens arrays (MLAs). It demonstrated the effect that coupling SPR on the optical response of microlens arrays structure. Surface plasmons are features specific to the interface of metal-dielectric. They are due to charge density oscillations in the metal, accompanied by electromagnetic field dissipation in the metal and in the dielectric. SPR biosensor bulk prism technology has been commercialized and SPR biosensors have become a central tool for characterizing and quantifying biomolecular interactions. We will used this microlens arrays coupling SPP phenomenon, which gives rise to selective spectral response due to a local field enhancement interrelating the optical and biochemical domains.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlasmonics in Biology and Medicine IV
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventPlasmonics in Biology and Medicine IV - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 2007 Jan 232007 Jan 23

Publication series

NameProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)1605-7422


OtherPlasmonics in Biology and Medicine IV
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA


  • Biosensor
  • Microlens arrays (MLAs)
  • Surface plasmon resonance (SPR)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Biomaterials
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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