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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 28 — Dec. 31, 2012
  • pp: 29266–29275

Doubly resonant surface-enhanced Raman scattering on gold nanorod decorated inverse opal photonic crystals

Le Dac Tuyen, An Chi Liu, Chia-Chi Huang, Pei-Cheng Tsai, Jian Hung Lin, Chin-Wei Wu, Lai-Kwan Chau, Tzyy Schiuan Yang, Le Quoc Minh, Hung-Chih Kan, and Chia Chen Hsu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 28, pp. 29266-29275 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.029266


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Abstract

We present a novel type of surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrate constituted of a 3-dimensinal polymeric inverse opal (IO) photonic crystal frame with gold nanorods (Au-NRs) decorating on the top layer. This substrate employs resonant excitation as well as constructive backward scattering of Raman signals to produce large enhancement of SERS output. For the incoming excitation, Au-NRs with appropriate aspect ratio were adopted to align their longitudinal localized surface plasmon band with the excitation laser wavelength. For the outgoing SERS signal, the spectral position of the photonic band gap was tuned to reflect Raman-scattered light constructively. This SERS substrate produces not only strong but also uniform SERS output due to the well control of Au-NRs distribution by the periodic IO structure, readily suitable for sensing applications.

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OCIS Codes
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(160.5293) Materials : Photonic bandgap materials
(240.6695) Optics at surfaces : Surface-enhanced Raman scattering

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: October 25, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 26, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 29, 2012
Published: December 17, 2012

Citation
Le Dac Tuyen, An Chi Liu, Chia-Chi Huang, Pei-Cheng Tsai, Jian Hung Lin, Chin-Wei Wu, Lai-Kwan Chau, Tzyy Schiuan Yang, Le Quoc Minh, Hung-Chih Kan, and Chia Chen Hsu, "Doubly resonant surface-enhanced Raman scattering on gold nanorod decorated inverse opal photonic crystals," Opt. Express 20, 29266-29275 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-28-29266


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