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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 1996
  • pp: 1628–1630

Enhanced Raman scattering from self-affine thin films

Evgeni Y. Poliakov, Vladimir M. Shalaev, Vadim A. Markel, and Robert Botet  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 20, pp. 1628-1630 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.21.001628


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Abstract

Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) from a self-affine surface is shown to be very large. A theory is developed expressing this SERS in terms of the eigenmodes of a self-affine surface; the theory successfully explains the observed SERS from cold-deposited thin films that are known to have a self-affine structure. Spatial distributions of local fields at the fundamental and Stokes frequencies are strongly inhomogeneous and contain hot zones (high-field areas) localized in nanometer-sized regions that can be spatially separated for the two waves.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: April 29, 1996
Published: October 15, 1996

Citation
Evgeni Y. Poliakov, Robert Botet, Vladimir M. Shalaev, and Vadim A. Markel, "Enhanced Raman scattering from self-affine thin films," Opt. Lett. 21, 1628-1630 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-21-20-1628

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