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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 2 — Jan. 17, 2011
  • pp: 1648–1655

Substrate-based platform for boosting the surface-enhanced Raman of plasmonic nanoparticles

Qiao Min, Yuanjie Pang, Daniel J. Collins, Nikita A. Kuklev, Kristy Gottselig, David W. Steuerman, and Reuven Gordon  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 2, pp. 1648-1655 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.001648


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Abstract

Metal nanoparticles allow for surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS), with applications including spectroscopy and highly-multiplexed biolabels. Despite advances in nanoparticles design nanoparticles, the SERS from these systems is still weak when compared with randomly roughened substrates, and this limits their efficacy for many applications. Here, we coherently boost the SERS signal of colloidally-synthesized silver nano-prisms over 50 × by using multilayer substrates. Theoretical calculations verify the enhancement, and uncover the near-field response. This points the way toward a versatile platform for greater SERS enhancement from nanoparticles.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics
(300.6450) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Raman

ToC Category:
Optoelectronics

History
Original Manuscript: December 8, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 12, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 12, 2011
Published: January 13, 2011

Virtual Issues
Vol. 6, Iss. 2 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Qiao Min, Yuanjie Pang, Daniel J. Collins, Nikita A. Kuklev, Kristy Gottselig, David W. Steuerman, and Reuven Gordon, "Substrate-based platform for boosting the surface-enhanced Raman of plasmonic nanoparticles," Opt. Express 19, 1648-1655 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-2-1648


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