Sensing light and sound velocities of fluids in 2D phoxonic crystal slab

Yan Pennec, Rayisa Moiseyenko, Bahram Djafari Rouhani, Samira Amoudache, Rachid Tigrine, Ralf Lucklum, Antoine Khater

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We study theoretically the potentiality of dual phononic-photonic (the so-called phoxonic) crystals for sensing applications. In this work, we study the transmission normal to a periodically perforated silicon slab when the surrounding medium is a liquid. We investigate the existence of well-defined features (peaks or dips) in the transmission spectra of acoustic and optical waves and estimate their sensitivity to the sound and light velocities of the liquid environment. Such ultra compact structure is shown to be a label-free, affinity-based acoustic and optical nanosensor, useful for biosensing applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6985007
Pages (from-to)355-357
Number of pages3
JournalProceedings of IEEE Sensors
Issue numberDecember
Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2014
Event13th IEEE SENSORS Conference, SENSORS 2014 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 2 Nov 20145 Nov 2014



  • Normal transmission
  • Phoxonic sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Pennec, Y., Moiseyenko, R., Rouhani, B. D., Amoudache, S., Tigrine, R., Lucklum, R., & Khater, A. (2014). Sensing light and sound velocities of fluids in 2D phoxonic crystal slab. Proceedings of IEEE Sensors, 2014-December(December), 355-357. [6985007].