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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 5 — Feb. 28, 2011
  • pp: 4337–4345

Optimizing electromagnetic enhancement of flexible nano-imprinted hexagonally patterned surface-enhanced Raman scattering substrates

D. Z. Lin, Y. P. Chen, P. J. Jhuang, J. Y. Chu, J. T. Yeh, and J.-K. Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 5, pp. 4337-4345 (2011)

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The production of inexpensive, large-scale, uniform substrates for surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) is a key to popularize its usage in chemical and biological detection. We demonstrate a flexible nano-imprinted hexagonally patterned SERS-active substrate. Its electromagnetic enhancement factor was optimized by the thickness adjustment of its silver over-coated film. The experimental data show a good correspondence with the theoretical prediction. Such substrate was shown to exhibit high uniformity and reproducibility with a variation of less than 2%, offering a potential of greatly exploiting such substrate in infield biocide monitoring.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(240.6695) Optics at surfaces : Surface-enhanced Raman scattering

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: December 21, 2010
Revised Manuscript: February 7, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 9, 2011
Published: February 22, 2011

D. Z. Lin, Y. P. Chen, P. J. Jhuang, J. Y. Chu, J. T. Yeh, and J.-K. Wang, "Optimizing electromagnetic enhancement of flexible nano-imprinted hexagonally patterned surface-enhanced Raman scattering substrates," Opt. Express 19, 4337-4345 (2011)

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