@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10002509,
	  title     = {A High-Resolution Refractive Index Sensor Based on a Magnetic Photonic Crystal},
	  author    = {Ti-An Tsai and  Chun-Chih Wang and  Hung-Wen Wang and  I-Ling Chang and  Lien-Wen Chen},
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	  abstract     = {In this study, we demonstrate a high-resolution
refractive index sensor based on a Magnetic Photonic Crystal (MPC)
composed of a triangular lattice array of air holes embedded in Si
matrix. A microcavity is created by changing the radius of an air hole
in the middle of the photonic crystal. The cavity filled with gyrotropic
materials can serve as a refractive index sensor. The shift of the
resonant frequency of the sensor is obtained numerically using finite
difference time domain method under different ambient conditions
having refractive index from n = 1.0 to n = 1.1. The numerical results
show that a tiny change in refractive index of  Δn = 0.0001 is
distinguishable. In addition, the spectral response of the MPC sensor is
studied while an external magnetic field is present. The results show
that the MPC sensor exhibits a dramatic improvement in resolution.
	    journal   = {International Journal of Physical and Mathematical Sciences},
	  volume    = {9},
	  number    = {7},
	  year      = {2015},
	  pages     = {415 - 419},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10002509},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/103},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 103, 2015},