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  • Vol. 6, Iss. 1 — Jan. 3, 2011

Molecular ruler based on concurrent measurements of enhanced Raman scattering and fluorescence

M. M. Dvoynenko, Z. I. Kazantseva, V. V. Strelchuk, O. F. Kolomys, E. F. Venger, and J.-K. Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 22, pp. 3808-3810 (2010)

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We report a way to assess the separation between a molecule and a metal surface on account of both Raman scattering and fluorescence intensities measured simultaneously. This approach has no need for an accurate quantity of molecules and bears 1 nm resolution. Its distance sensitivity is experimentally demonstrated in the case of dye molecules lying on a gold surface with a polymer spacer layer in between and is compared with theoretical prediction.

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OCIS Codes
(290.5860) Scattering : Scattering, Raman
(300.2530) Spectroscopy : Fluorescence, laser-induced
(300.6390) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, molecular
(240.6695) Optics at surfaces : Surface-enhanced Raman scattering

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Original Manuscript: August 2, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 20, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 15, 2010
Published: November 9, 2010

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Vol. 6, Iss. 1 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

M. M. Dvoynenko, Z. I. Kazantseva, V. V. Strelchuk, O. F. Kolomys, E. F. Venger, and J.-K. Wang, "Molecular ruler based on concurrent measurements of enhanced Raman scattering and fluorescence," Opt. Lett. 35, 3808-3810 (2010)

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