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  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1367–1377

Selective enhancement of infrared absorption with metal hole arrays

Yoshiaki Nishijima, Hiroki Nigorinuma, Lorenzo Rosa, and Saulius Juodkazis  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 10, pp. 1367-1377 (2012)

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We use a surface-enhanced infrared absorption (SEIRA) spectroscopy, a useful sensing and surface analysis method complimentary to the Raman scattering spectroscopy, for the individual enhancement of specific molecular vibration bands and fingerprinting of molecular vibrations. SEIRA spectroscopic measurement using the metal hole array (MHA) is demonstrated with high spectral selectivity. The molecular IR absorption peaks are enhanced up to 10 times at the transmission peak of MHA structure when electromagnetic field enhancement is localized on the walls inside the holes. Experimental and numerical simulations results are in a good qualitative agreement. Selective IR band enhancement can be used for identification of specific molecules within complex mixtures and it can be extended to the longer wavelengths at THz molecular bands.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6490) Optics at surfaces : Spectroscopy, surface
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(300.6270) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, far infrared

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Original Manuscript: May 23, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 15, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 4, 2012
Published: September 7, 2012

Yoshiaki Nishijima, Hiroki Nigorinuma, Lorenzo Rosa, and Saulius Juodkazis, "Selective enhancement of infrared absorption with metal hole arrays," Opt. Mater. Express 2, 1367-1377 (2012)

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