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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 11 — Nov. 26, 2007

Surface enhanced Raman scattering in a hollow core microstructured optical fiber

Felicity M. Cox, Alexander Argyros, Maryanne C. J. Large, and Srinath Kalluri  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 21, pp. 13675-13681 (2007)

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Improvement of surface enhanced resonant Raman scattering (SERRS) signals is demonstrated by confining the scattering event to the core of a hollow core microstructured optical fiber. The analyte solution fills the entire microstructure. The pump light is guided in the liquid core and the Raman scattered signal is efficiently collected by the fiber and transmitted to the detector. Rhodamine 6G (210nM) adsorbed on silver nanoparticles in aqueous solution is used as a demonstration system and it was found that it is possible to collect usable Raman signals from the solution filled optical fiber well beyond the detection limit of an equivalent free-space system.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(300.6450) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Raman
(280.1415) Remote sensing and sensors : Biological sensing and sensors
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 27, 2007
Revised Manuscript: September 28, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 30, 2007
Published: October 4, 2007

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Vol. 2, Iss. 11 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Felicity M. Cox, Alexander Argyros, Maryanne C. J. Large, and Srinath Kalluri, "Surface enhanced Raman scattering in a hollow core microstructured optical fiber," Opt. Express 15, 13675-13681 (2007)

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