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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 21 — Oct. 10, 2011
  • pp: 20054–20068

Beamed Raman: directional excitation and emission enhancement in a plasmonic crystal double resonance SERS substrate

Yizhuo Chu, Wenqi Zhu, Dongxing Wang, and Kenneth B. Crozier  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 21, pp. 20054-20068 (2011)

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The angular dependencies of the local field enhancement and the Raman emission enhancement are investigated, numerically and experimentally, for a plasmonic crystal double resonance SERS substrate consisting of a periodic array of gold disks above a gold film. We find that the local field enhancement is very sensitive to the incident angle. The Raman emission enhancement has a strong angular dependence on the detection direction, with the substrate “beaming” the Raman emission so that different Raman lines have different far-field patterns. We demonstrate that a stronger SERS signal results when the plasmonic substrate is illuminated with a collimated, rather than focused, laser beam.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(240.6695) Optics at surfaces : Surface-enhanced Raman scattering

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: June 16, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 4, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 4, 2011
Published: September 29, 2011

Yizhuo Chu, Wenqi Zhu, Dongxing Wang, and Kenneth B. Crozier, "Beamed Raman: directional excitation and emission enhancement in a plasmonic crystal double resonance SERS substrate," Opt. Express 19, 20054-20068 (2011)

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