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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1863–1874

Surface enhanced Raman scattering in the presence of multilayer dielectric structures

Aida Delfan, Marco Liscidini, and John E. Sipe  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 8, pp. 1863-1874 (2012)

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We perform a systematic study of spontaneous Raman scattering in resonant planar structures. We present a semiclassical approach that allows the description of spontaneous Raman scattering in an arbitrary multilayer, providing analytical expressions of the Raman cross sections in terms of the Fresnel coefficients of the structure and taking into account beam size effects. Large enhancements of the Raman cross section are predicted in fully dielectric structures. In particular, given our results, truncated periodic multilayers supporting Bloch surface waves might be of interest for the realization of integrated Raman sensor devices.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves
(310.2785) Thin films : Guided wave applications
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors
(240.6695) Optics at surfaces : Surface-enhanced Raman scattering

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: April 16, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 10, 2012
Published: July 3, 2012

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Aida Delfan, Marco Liscidini, and John E. Sipe, "Surface enhanced Raman scattering in the presence of multilayer dielectric structures," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 1863-1874 (2012)

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