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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 21 — Oct. 21, 2013
  • pp: 25271–25276

Localized enhancement of electric field in tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy using radially and linearly polarized light

Nastaran Kazemi-Zanjani, Sylvain Vedraine, and François Lagugné-Labarthet  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 21, pp. 25271-25276 (2013)

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Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) calculations are used to characterize the electric field in the vicinity of a sharp silver or gold cone with an apex diameter of 10 nm. The simulations are utilized to predict the intensity and the distribution of the locally enhanced electric field in tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (TERS). A side-by-side comparison of the enhanced electric field induced by a radially and a linearly polarized light in both gap-mode and conventional TERS setup is performed. For this purpose, a radially polarized source is introduced and integrated into the FDTD modeling. Additionally, the optical effect of a thin protective layer of alumina on the enhancement of the electric field is investigated.

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OCIS Codes
(180.4243) Microscopy : Near-field microscopy
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics
(180.5655) Microscopy : Raman microscopy
(240.6695) Optics at surfaces : Surface-enhanced Raman scattering

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Original Manuscript: July 4, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 3, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 3, 2013
Published: October 15, 2013

Nastaran Kazemi-Zanjani, Sylvain Vedraine, and François Lagugné-Labarthet, "Localized enhancement of electric field in tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy using radially and linearly polarized light," Opt. Express 21, 25271-25276 (2013)

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