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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 2 — Jan. 16, 2012
  • pp: 1868–1877

Ultraviolet surface-enhanced Raman scattering at the plasmonic band edge of a metallic grating

Nadia Mattiucci, Giuseppe D’Aguanno, Henry O. Everitt, John V. Foreman, John M. Callahan, Milan C. Buncick, and Mark J. Bloemer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 2, pp. 1868-1877 (2012)

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Surface-enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) is studied in sub-wavelength metallic gratings on a substrate using a rigorous electromagnetic approach. In the ultraviolet SERS is limited by the metallic dampening, yet enhancements as large as 105 are predicted. It is shown that these enhancements are directly linked to the spectral position of the plasmonic band edge of the metal/substrate surface plasmon. A simple methodology is presented for selecting the grating pitch to produce optimal enhancement for a given laser frequency.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.7190) Physical optics : Ultraviolet
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures
(240.6695) Optics at surfaces : Surface-enhanced Raman scattering

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: November 21, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 30, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 30, 2011
Published: January 12, 2012

Nadia Mattiucci, Giuseppe D’Aguanno, Henry O. Everitt, John V. Foreman, John M. Callahan, Milan C. Buncick, and Mark J. Bloemer, "Ultraviolet surface-enhanced Raman scattering at the plasmonic band edge of a metallic grating," Opt. Express 20, 1868-1877 (2012)

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