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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 24 — Nov. 23, 2009
  • pp: 21522–21529

Hybrid surface-enhanced Raman scattering substrate from gold nanoparticle and photonic crystal: Maneuverability and uniformity of Raman spectra

Cheng Yi Wu, Chia Chi Huang, Jia Sin Jhang, An Chi Liu, Chun-Chen Chiang, Ming-Lung Hsieh, Ping-Ji Huang, Le Dac Tuyen, Le Quoc Minh, Tzyy Schiuan Yang, Lai-Kwan Chau, Hung-Chih Kan, and Chia Chen Hsu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 24, pp. 21522-21529 (2009)

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A novel hybrid surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrate based on Au nanoparticles decorated inverse opal (IO) photonic crystal (PhC) is presented. In addition to the enhancement contributed from Au nanoparticles, a desired Raman signal can be selectively further enhanced by appropriately overlapping the center of photonic bandgap of the IO PhC with the wavelength of the Raman signal. Furthermore, the lattice structure of the IO PhC provides excellent control of the distribution of Au nanoparticles to produce SERS spectra with high uniformity. The new design of SERS substrate provides extra maneuverability for ultra-high sensitivity sensor 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:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: September 10, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 23, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 1, 2009
Published: November 10, 2009

Cheng Yi Wu, Chia Chi Huang, Jia Sin Jhang, An Chi Liu, Chun-Chen Chiang, Ming-Lung Hsieh, Ping-Ji Huang, Le Dac Tuyen, Le Quoc Minh, Tzyy Schiuan Yang, Lai-Kwan Chau, Hung-Chih Kan, and Chia Chen Hsu, "Hybrid surface-enhanced Raman scattering substrate from gold nanoparticle and photonic crystal: Maneuverability and uniformity of Raman spectra," Opt. Express 17, 21522-21529 (2009)

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