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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 7 — Apr. 8, 2013
  • pp: 9005–9010

Surface enhanced infrared spectroscopy with gold strip gratings

Tao Wang, Vu Hoa Nguyen, Andreas Buchenauer, Uwe Schnakenberg, and Thomas Taubner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 7, pp. 9005-9010 (2013)

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We investigate surface enhanced infrared absorption (SEIRA) spectroscopy with gold strip gratings made by standard optical lithography. By exciting surface plasmon polaritons on both air-gold and gold-substrate interfaces, the resonance of the 1D gratings is linearly tunable with the grating period. With the field enhancement at the edge of the gold strips, a SEIRA enhancement factor more than 6000 for PMMA molecules is achieved. The strong SEIRA enhancement together with the easy fabrication makes the gold strip grating a promising candidate for SEIRA experiments.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(300.6340) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, infrared
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: February 19, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 19, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 20, 2013
Published: April 4, 2013

Tao Wang, Vu Hoa Nguyen, Andreas Buchenauer, Uwe Schnakenberg, and Thomas Taubner, "Surface enhanced infrared spectroscopy with gold strip gratings," Opt. Express 21, 9005-9010 (2013)

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