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  • Vol. 6, Iss. 9 — Oct. 3, 2011

Double resonance surface enhanced Raman scattering substrates: an intuitive coupled oscillator model

Yizhuo Chu, Dongxing Wang, Wenqi Zhu, and Kenneth B. Crozier  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 16, pp. 14919-14928 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.014919


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Abstract

The strong coupling between localized surface plasmons and surface plasmon polaritons in a double resonance surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrate is described by a classical coupled oscillator model. The effects of the particle density, the particle size and the SiO2 spacer thickness on the coupling strength are experimentally investigated. We demonstrate that by tuning the geometrical parameters of the double resonance substrate, we can readily control the resonance frequencies and tailor the SERS enhancement spectrum.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(240.6695) Optics at surfaces : Surface-enhanced Raman scattering

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: April 29, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 6, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 6, 2011
Published: July 19, 2011

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Vol. 6, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Yizhuo Chu, Dongxing Wang, Wenqi Zhu, and Kenneth B. Crozier, "Double resonance surface enhanced Raman scattering substrates: an intuitive coupled oscillator model," Opt. Express 19, 14919-14928 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-16-14919


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