All-nanoparticle layer-by-layer coatings for Mid-IR on-chip gas sensing
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Functionalization of optical waveguides with submicron coatings of zinc peroxide (ZnO2) and silica (SiO2) nanoparticles (NPs) is reported that enabled selective concentration of acetone vapors in the vicinity of the waveguide, boosting the sensitivity of a mid infrared (MIR) on-chip detector. Controlled thickness was achieved by introducing precise control of the substrate withdrawal speed to the layer-by-layer (LbL) deposition technique.
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Al Husseini, D., Zhou, J., Willhelm, D., Hastings, T., Day, G. S., Zhou, H., ... Sukhishvili, S. A.