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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2011
  • pp: 1362–1364

Engineering the plasmon resonance of large area bimetallic nanoparticle films by laser nanostructuring for chemical sensors

Michail J. Beliatis, Simon J. Henley, and S. Ravi P. Silva  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 8, pp. 1362-1364 (2011)

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Large area fabrication of metal alloy nanoparticles with tunable surface plasmon resonances on low-cost substrates is reported. A UV excimer laser was used to anneal 5 nm thick Ag Au bilayer films deposited with different composition ratios to create alloy nanoparticles. These engineered surfaces are used to investigate how the wavelength of the surface plasmon resonance affects the optical detection capability of chemical species by surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors
(240.6695) Optics at surfaces : Surface-enhanced Raman scattering

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Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: July 23, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 2, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 15, 2011
Published: April 7, 2011

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Michail J. Beliatis, Simon J. Henley, and S. Ravi P. Silva, "Engineering the plasmon resonance of large area bimetallic nanoparticle films by laser nanostructuring for chemical sensors," Opt. Lett. 36, 1362-1364 (2011)

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