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  • Vol. 4, Iss. 8 — Jul. 30, 2009

Nanostructures fabricated in chalcogenide glass for use as surface-enhanced Raman scattering substrates

Lei Su, C. J. Rowlands, and S. R. Elliott  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 11, pp. 1645-1647 (2009)

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We describe chalcogenide glass (ChG)-based nanostructures for use as substrates for surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS). Such substrates were fabricated by exploiting the photosensitivity of ChG. This allows convenient control of the shape, size, and spacing of the nanostructures. The substrates were used to investigate the sample-concentration and excitation-power dependences of SERS from Rhodamine 6G molecules. A sensitivity of 1 μ M was achieved at low excitation irradiance, and a semilinear concentration dependence was found for concentrations below 100 μ M , demonstrating the potential of these ChG-based SERS substrates for high-sensitivity quantitative analysis.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(300.6450) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Raman
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(240.6695) Optics at surfaces : Surface-enhanced Raman scattering

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: February 13, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 14, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 14, 2009
Published: May 22, 2009

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Vol. 4, Iss. 8 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Lei Su, C. J. Rowlands, and S. R. Elliott, "Nanostructures fabricated in chalcogenide glass for use as surface-enhanced Raman scattering substrates," Opt. Lett. 34, 1645-1647 (2009)

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