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Applied Optics


  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 2011
  • pp: 4161–4169

Growth of Ag, Au, Cu, and Pt nanostructures on surfaces by micropatterned laser-image formations

Leonardo C. Pacheco-Londono, Joaquín Aparicio-Bolaño, Oliva M. Primera-Pedrozo, and Samuel P. Hernandez-Rivera  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 21, pp. 4161-4169 (2011)

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Silver, gold, copper and platinum nanoparticles (NPs) were grown on surfaces in the form of patterns by the exposure of laser radiation onto droplets of metal ion solutions and the aid of a reducing agent. The generation of patterns from metallic NPs was achieved by combining induced growth of NPs and nanostructures by laser incidence directly on surfaces and optical image formation techniques for transferring the patterns. Near-UV ( 363.8 nm ) and visible ( 532 nm ) laser wavelengths were used for the laser-induced growth of NPs into microstructures on glass, quartz, stainless steel, silicon, and gold-on-silicon substrates. The sizes of the patterns formed were on the micrometer scale and the sizes of the transferred patterns were on the millimeter scale. The patterns formed were generated by optical transference of image and interference of laser beams. Ag and Au substrates were highly active in surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS). The enhanced Raman activity was measured for SERS probe molecules: 9H-purin-6-amine (adenine) and 1,2-bis (4-pyridyl)-ethane analytes on Ag and Au substrates, respectively. The enhancement factors obtained were 1.8 × 10 5 and 6.2 × 10 6 , respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(220.3740) Optical design and fabrication : Lithography
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(050.6875) Diffraction and gratings : Three-dimensional fabrication
(110.6895) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional lithography

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: December 6, 2010
Revised Manuscript: April 15, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 23, 2011
Published: July 19, 2011

Leonardo C. Pacheco-Londono, Joaquín Aparicio-Bolaño, Oliva M. Primera-Pedrozo, and Samuel P. Hernandez-Rivera, "Growth of Ag, Au, Cu, and Pt nanostructures on surfaces by micropatterned laser-image formations," Appl. Opt. 50, 4161-4169 (2011)

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