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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1137–1148

Controlling surface enhanced Raman scattering using grating-type patterned nanoporous gold substrates

Yang Jiao, Judson D. Ryckman, Dmitry S. Koktysh, and Sharon M. Weiss  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 3, Issue 8, pp. 1137-1148 (2013)

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We investigate the effect of grating design on surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) intensity using patterned nanoporous gold (P-NPG) films. The SERS response is systematically engineered by tuning the parameters of gratings imprinted on the nanoporous gold films, including grating period, duty cycle, and height. Compared to conventional NPG films, where the localized surface plasmon dominates the strong SERS response, the significantly enhanced SERS response from our P-NPG structures primarily arises from efficient activation of a surface plasmon polariton and its coupling with the localized surface plasmon mode. The P-NPG SERS substrates exhibit large area uniform enhancement factors near 108.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(240.6695) Optics at surfaces : Surface-enhanced Raman scattering

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Original Manuscript: May 20, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 12, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 12, 2013
Published: July 23, 2013

Yang Jiao, Judson D. Ryckman, Dmitry S. Koktysh, and Sharon M. Weiss, "Controlling surface enhanced Raman scattering using grating-type patterned nanoporous gold substrates," Opt. Mater. Express 3, 1137-1148 (2013)

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