Leveraging Nanoscale Plasmonic Modes to Achieve Reproducible Enhancement of Light

TitleLeveraging Nanoscale Plasmonic Modes to Achieve Reproducible Enhancement of Light
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsR.T. Hill, J.J. Mock, Y. Urzhumov, D.S. Sebba, S.J. Oldenburg, S-Y. Chen, A..A. Lazarides, A. Chilkoti, D.R. Smith
JournalNano Letters
Volume10
Issue10
Pagination4150 - 4154
Date Published10/2010
Abstract

The strongly enhanced and localized optical fields that occur within the gaps between metallic nanostructures can be leveraged for a wide range of functionality in nanophotonic and optical metamaterial applications Here, we introduce a means of precise control over these nanoscale gaps through the application of a molecular spacer layer that is self-assembled onto a gold film, upon which gold nanoparticles (NPs) are deposited electrostatically Simulations using a three-dimensional finite element model and measurements from single NPs confirm that the gaps formed by this process. between the NP and the gold film, are highly reproducible transducers of surface-enhanced resonant Raman scattering With a spacer layer of roughly 16 nm, all NPs exhibit a strong Raman signal that decays rapidly as the spacer layer is increased

Short TitleNano Lett.