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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 10 — May. 11, 2009
  • pp: 8542–8547

Tunable surface plasmon resonance on an elastomeric substrate

Selim Olcum, Askin Kocabas, Gulay Ertas, Abdullah Atalar, and Atilla Aydinli  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 10, pp. 8542-8547 (2009)

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In this study, we demonstrate that periods of metallic gratings on elastomeric substrates can be tuned with external strain and hence are found to control the resonance condition of surface plasmon polaritons. We have excited the plasmon resonance on the elastomeric grating coated with gold and silver. The grating period is increased up to 25% by applying an external mechanical strain. The tunability of the elastomeric substrate provides the opportunity to use such gratings as efficient surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy substrates. It’s been demonstrated that the Raman signal can be maximized by applying an external mechanical strain to the elastomeric grating.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics
(240.6695) Optics at surfaces : Surface-enhanced Raman scattering

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: March 12, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 30, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 30, 2009
Published: May 5, 2009

Selim Olcum, Askin Kocabas, Gulay Ertas, Abdullah Atalar, and Atilla Aydinli, "Tunable surface plasmon resonance on an elastomeric substrate," Opt. Express 17, 8542-8547 (2009)

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