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Tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy based on plasmonic lens excitation and experimental detection

Mingqian Zhang, Jia Wang, and Qian Tian  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 8, pp. 9414-9421 (2013)

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A tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (TERS) based on plasmonic lens (PL) excitation is proposed in this work. A PL expected to realize a strong longitudinal electric field focus is designed. The focusing performance of the PL is calculated via finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) simulation and experimentally detected by a scattering-type scanning near-field optical microscope. The PL is introduced to a TERS system as a focusing device. Experimental results with carbon nanotube samples indicate that the Raman scatting signal is significantly enhanced. It proves experimentally that the combination of a PL focused excitation field with a metallic tip in a TERS system is a promising method.

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OCIS Codes
(300.6450) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Raman
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics
(240.6695) Optics at surfaces : Surface-enhanced Raman scattering

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Original Manuscript: March 4, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 1, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 5, 2013
Published: April 9, 2013

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Vol. 8, Iss. 5 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Mingqian Zhang, Jia Wang, and Qian Tian, "Tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy based on plasmonic lens excitation and experimental detection," Opt. Express 21, 9414-9421 (2013)

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