The optical properties of porous silicon microcavities are strongly dependent on the environment. For highly luminescent samples, both the luminescence intensity and the peak position are affected by organic substances, giving the possibility to obtain dual-parameter optical sensors. While the peak position depends on the organic compound refractive index, luminescence intensity depends on its low-frequency dielectric constant. This allows the discrimination between different organic substances. This sensor is particularly interesting for solvents with low dielectric constant, where the response of electrical sensors is very weak.

Porous silicon microcavities as optical chemical sensors

Mulloni, Viviana;
2000

Abstract

The optical properties of porous silicon microcavities are strongly dependent on the environment. For highly luminescent samples, both the luminescence intensity and the peak position are affected by organic substances, giving the possibility to obtain dual-parameter optical sensors. While the peak position depends on the organic compound refractive index, luminescence intensity depends on its low-frequency dielectric constant. This allows the discrimination between different organic substances. This sensor is particularly interesting for solvents with low dielectric constant, where the response of electrical sensors is very weak.
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