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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 17 — Aug. 18, 2008
  • pp: 13016–13023

Local electric field enhancement and polarization effects in a surface-enhanced Raman scattering fiber sensor with chessboard nanostructure

Shuqi Chen, Lin Han, Axel Schülzgen, Hongbo Li, Li Li, Jerome V. Moloney, and N. Peyghambarian  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 17, pp. 13016-13023 (2008)

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A surface-enhanced Raman scattering fiber sensor with chessboard nanostructure on a cleaved fiber facet is studied by finite-difference time-domain method. Surface plasmons at the metal coated nanostructured fiber facet can be effectively excited and strong local electric field enhancement is obtained. Studies on the influence of light polarization demonstrate a large polarization dependence of the field enhancement factor while the polarization effects on the plasmon resonance wavelength are relatively small.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(300.6450) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Raman
(280.1415) Remote sensing and sensors : Biological sensing and sensors
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: June 10, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 23, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 23, 2008
Published: August 11, 2008

Shuqi Chen, Lin Han, Axel Schülzgen, Hongbo Li, Li Li, Jerome V. Moloney, and N. Peyghambarian, "Local electric field enhancement and polarization effects in a surface-enhanced Raman scattering fiber sensor with chessboard nanostructure," Opt. Express 16, 13016-13023 (2008)

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