Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensors: Science and Technology

Hosted By: Optical Biosensors Technical Group

10 October 2018, 10:30 - 11:30

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Optical biosensors provide a multitude of modes for sensing based on a variety of optical phenomena such as surface electromagnetic waves, interferometry, guided waves, and optical spectroscopy. Some of the most commonly used optical biosensors are the ones based on surface plasmon resonance (SPR). These optical biosensors come in different modes as well as localized SPR, extended SPR excited in variety of ways, from prism coupling, grating coupling, to fiber and waveguide coupling. The signals can also be read in different modes such as intensity mode, angular mode, spectroscopic, imaging and polarimetric modes.

In this webinar organized by the OSA Optical Biosensors Technical Group, Dr. Ibrahim Abdulhalim of Ben Gurion University of the Negev will explain SPR sensors starting from the basic science. Next, the practical sensing schemes and signal reading based on extended SPR will be reviewed. Dr. Abdulhalim will then address key performance parameters such as sensitivity versus detection limit, effect of the penetration depth, methodology versus system issues and comparison between different methodologies.

At the conclusion of the webinar, future trends, potential applications and recent achievements will be presented. Among the growing trends that will be discussed during this portion of the webinar is miniaturization and integration with other technologies, with examples being provided during the discussion.

What You Will Learn:

  • Principles of surface plasmon resonance sensing
  • Surface plasmon resonance sensors key performance parameters
  • Different surface plasmon resonance sensors reading methodologies
  • Future trends

Who Should Attend:

  • Graduate students, postdocs and researchers interested in plasmonic biosensors
  • Optical biosensors scientists and engineers working on the development of plasmonic sensors



Dr. Ibrahim Abdulhalim, Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Ibrahim Abdulhalim is a professor at the Department of Electrooptics and Photonics Engineering at Ben Gurion University since 2005. He has worked in academic institutions and companies such as the OCSC in UC at Boulder, the ORC at Southampton University, the Thin Films Center of the University of Western Scotland, in KLA-Tencor, Nova and GWS Photonics, His current research involve: nanophotonics and plasmonics for biosensing, biomedical optical imaging techniques, and LC devices for imaging. Published over 200 articles, two books, 10 chapters and over 20 patents. He is a fellow of IoP and SPIE, senior member of OSA and an associate editor for the Journal of NanoPhotonics and for the Journal of Imaging.