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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1583–1585

Comparative analysis of photoluminescence and Raman enhancement by metal nanoparticles

Greg Sun, Jacob B. Khurgin, and Din Ping Tsai  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 9, pp. 1583-1585 (2012)

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We present a comparative study on the enhancement of photoluminescence and Raman processes by a single metal nanoparticle. Taking an analytical approach, we show the physics behind strikingly different orders of magnitude in enhancement that have been observed, provide fundamental explanation for not observing quenching of Raman processes, and outline the path to optimization of both photoluminescence and Raman enhancement.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.2510) Physical optics : Fluorescence

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: December 28, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 23, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 29, 2012
Published: May 2, 2012

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Greg Sun, Jacob B. Khurgin, and Din Ping Tsai, "Comparative analysis of photoluminescence and Raman enhancement by metal nanoparticles," Opt. Lett. 37, 1583-1585 (2012)

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