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    • An antibacterial coating based on a polymer/sol-gel hybrid matrix loaded with silver nanoparticles 

      Rivero Fuente, Pedro José Upna; Urrutia Azcona, Aitor Upna; Goicoechea Fernández, Javier Upna; Ruiz Zamarreño, Carlos Upna; Arregui San Martín, Francisco Javier Upna; Matías Maestro, Ignacio Upna (Springer, 2011)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      In this work a novel antibacterial surface composed of an organic-inorganic hybrid matrix of tetraorthosilicate and a polyelectrolyte is presented. A precursor solution of tetraethoxysilane (TEOS) and poly(acrylic acid ...
    • A comparative study of two different approaches for the incorporation of silver nanoparticles into layer-by-layer films 

      Rivero Fuente, Pedro José Upna; Goicoechea Fernández, Javier Upna; Matías Maestro, Ignacio Upna; Arregui San Martín, Francisco Javier Upna (Springer, 2014)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      In this work, a comparative study about the incorporation of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) into thin films is presented using two alternative methods, the in situ synthesis process and the layer-by-layer embedding deposition ...
    • Deposition of coatings on long-period fiber gratings: tunnel effect analogy 

      Del Villar, Ignacio Upna; Matías Maestro, Ignacio Upna; Arregui San Martín, Francisco Javier Upna (Springer, 2006)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      The sensitivity of Long-period fiber gratings (LPFGs), coated with high-refractive-index thin film overlays, to the refractive index and the thickness of the overlay, and to the ambient refractive index, can be enhanced ...
    • Design rules for lossy mode resonance based sensors 

      Del Villar, Ignacio Upna; Hernáez Sáenz de Zaitigui, Miguel Upna; Ruiz Zamarreño, Carlos Upna; Sánchez Zábal, Pedro Upna; Fernández Valdivielso, Carlos Upna; Arregui San Martín, Francisco Javier Upna; Matías Maestro, Ignacio Upna (Optical Society of America, 2012)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Lossy mode resonances can be obtained in the transmission spectrum of cladding removed multimode optical fiber coated with a thin-film. The sensitivity of these devices to changes in the properties of the coating or the ...
    • Experimental demonstration of lossy mode and surface plasmon resonance generation with Kretschmann configuration 

      Del Villar, Ignacio Upna; Torres Landívar, Víctor Upna; Beruete Díaz, Miguel Upna (Optical Society of America, 2015)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Lossy mode resonances (LMRs) and surface plasmon resonaces (SPRs) are obtained experimentally with a Kretschmann configuration using a BK7 glass prism with all sides polished and coated with indium tin oxide (ITO). The ...
    • Generation of lossy mode resonances by deposition of high-refractive-index coatings on uncladded multimode optical fibers 

      Del Villar, Ignacio Upna; Ruiz Zamarreño, Carlos Upna; Sánchez Zábal, Pedro Upna; Hernáez Sáenz de Zaitigui, Miguel Upna; Fernández Valdivielso, Carlos Upna; Arregui San Martín, Francisco Javier Upna; Matías Maestro, Ignacio Upna (IOP Publishing Ltd, 2010)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      A comparative study of lossy mode resonances generated by depositing two different materials is presented. The two materials selected are indium tin oxide (ITO) and indium oxide. The two materials present different ...
    • Generation of lossy mode resonances with absorbing thin-films 

      Del Villar, Ignacio Upna; Ruiz Zamarreño, Carlos Upna; Hernáez Sáenz de Zaitigui, Miguel Upna; Arregui San Martín, Francisco Javier Upna; Matías Maestro, Ignacio Upna (IEEE, 2010)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      The generation of lossy mode resonances with absorbing thin-films is analyzed with electromagnetic theory. The main differences with surface plasmon resonances are presented and some rules are given towards an optimum ...
    • Generation of surface plasmon resonance and lossy mode resonance by thermal treatment of ITO thin-films 

      Del Villar, Ignacio Upna; Ruiz Zamarreño, Carlos Upna; Hernáez Sáenz de Zaitigui, Miguel Upna; Sanchez, Pedro; Arregui San Martín, Francisco Javier Upna; Matías Maestro, Ignacio Upna (Elsevier, 2014)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Silicon wafers coated with IndiumTinOxide (ITO) by application of sputtering technique have been characterized after different post-annealing techniques, showing that this last factor is critical for the quality of the ...
    • High sensitivity humidity sensor based on cladding-etched optical fiber and lossy mode resonances 

      Ascorbe Muruzabal, Joaquín Upna; Corres Sanz, Jesús María Upna; Matías Maestro, Ignacio Upna; Arregui San Martín, Francisco Javier Upna (Elsevier, 2016)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      In this work a high sensitivity optical fiber humidity sensor (OFHS) is presented. The configuration chosen for this purpose is a cladding-etched single mode optical fiber (CE-SMF) coated with a thin film of tin oxide ...
    • Labyrinth metasurface absorber for ultra-high-sensitivity terahertz thin film sensing 

      Jáuregui López, Irati; Rodríguez Ulibarri, Pablo Upna; Urrutia Azcona, Aitor Upna; Kuznetsov, Sergei A.; Beruete Díaz, Miguel Upna (Wiley, 2018)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      In this work, a labyrinth metasurface sensor operating at the low‐frequency edge of the THz band is presented. Its intricate shape leads to a high electric field confinement on the surface of the structure, resulting in ...
    • Long period fiber gratings with overlay of variable refractive index 

      Del Villar, Ignacio Upna; Matías Maestro, Ignacio Upna; Arregui San Martín, Francisco Javier Upna (IEEE, 2005)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      A theoretical analysis is presented of a long-period fiber grating (LPFG) with an overlay of variable refractive index. The highest sensitivity of the resonance wavelengths to variations in the refractive index of the ...
    • Lossy mode resonance generation with indium tin oxide coated optical fibers for sensing applications 

      Del Villar, Ignacio Upna; Ruiz Zamarreño, Carlos Upna; Hernáez Sáenz de Zaitigui, Miguel Upna; Arregui San Martín, Francisco Javier Upna; Matías Maestro, Ignacio Upna (IEEE, 2010)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Surface plasmon resonances and lossy mode resonances can be generated with Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) coated optical fibers. Both phenomena are analyzed and compared. Lossy mode resonances present important advantages: ...
    • Magnetic anisotropy in isotropic and nanopatterned strongly exchange-coupled nanolayers 

      Vergara Platero, José Upna; Favieres Ruiz, Cristina Upna; Madurga Pérez, Vicente Upna (Springer, 2012)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      In this study, the fabrication of magnetic multilayers with a controlled value of the in-plane uniaxial magnetic anisotropy field in the range of 12 to 72 kA/m was achieved. This fabrication was accomplished by the ...
    • Mode transition in complex refractive index coated single-mode–multimode–single-mode structure 

      Socorro Leránoz, Abián Bentor Upna; Del Villar, Ignacio Upna; Corres Sanz, Jesús María Upna; Arregui San Martín, Francisco Javier Upna; Matías Maestro, Ignacio Upna (Optical Society of America, 2013)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      By coating a single-mode–multimode–single-mode (SMS) structure with a high refractive index thin-film it is possible to obtain a transition of modes for specific combinations of thin-film thickness, thinfilm refractive ...
    • Optical fibre sensors using graphene-based materials: a review 

      Hernáez Sáenz de Zaitigui, Miguel Upna; Ruiz Zamarreño, Carlos Upna; Melendi Espina, Sonia; Bird, Liam; Mayes, Andrew; Arregui San Martín, Francisco Javier Upna (MDPI, 2017)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Graphene and its derivatives have become the most explored materials since Novoselov and Geim (Nobel Prize winners for Physics in 2010) achieved its isolation in 2004. The exceptional properties of graphene have attracted ...
    • Optimization in nanocoated D-shaped optical fiber sensors 

      Del Villar, Ignacio Upna; Zubiate Orzanco, Pablo Upna; Ruiz Zamarreño, Carlos Upna; Arregui San Martín, Francisco Javier Upna; Matías Maestro, Ignacio Upna (Optical Society of America, 2017)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Nanocoated D-shaped optical fibers have been proven as effective sensors. Here, we show that the full width at half minimum (FWHM) of lossy mode resonance can be reduced by optimizing the nanocoating width, thickness and ...
    • Optimization of sensors based on multimode interference in single-mode–multimode– single-mode structure 

      Del Villar, Ignacio Upna; Socorro Leránoz, Abián Bentor Upna; Corres Sanz, Jesús María Upna; Arregui San Martín, Francisco Javier Upna; Matías Maestro, Ignacio Upna (IEEE, 2013)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      By coating a single-mode–multimode–single-mode (SMS) structure with a complex refractive index thin-film the central wavelength of the transmission and attenuation bands of the optical spectrum can be shifted. By adequate ...
    • Refractometric sensors based on multimode interference in a thin-film coated singlemode– multimode–single-mode structure with reflection configuration 

      Del Villar, Ignacio Upna; Socorro Leránoz, Abián Bentor Upna; Corres Sanz, Jesús María Upna; Arregui San Martín, Francisco Javier Upna; Matías Maestro, Ignacio Upna (Optical Society of America, 2014)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Thin-film coated single-mode–multimode–single-mode (SMS) structures have been analyzed both theoretically and experimentally with the aim of detecting different refractive indices. By adequate selection of the thickness ...
    • Study and design of thin-film-deposited optical biosensing devices based on wavelength detection of resonances 

      Socorro Leránoz, Abián Bentor Upna (2015)   Tesis doctoral / Doktoretza tesia  OpenAccess
      A lo largo de esta tesis se presenta el estudio y diseño de varias plataformas de guía-ondas ópticas, con el fin de ver su viabilidad a la hora de usarlas como biosensores sobre fibra óptica u otros sustratos fotónicos. ...
    • Ultrahigh-sensitivity sensors based on thin-film coated long period gratings with reduced diameter, in transition mode and near the dispersion turning point 

      Del Villar, Ignacio Upna (Optical Society of America, 2015)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      The mode transition and the dispersion turning point have been explored for optimization of thin-film coated long period fiber gratings during the last years. In this work and additional parameter, the cladding diameter, ...