Enhanced Plasmon Coupling in Crossed Dielectric/metal Nanowire Composite Geometries and Applications to Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy SERS was performed on Ga2O3 Ag and ZnOAg nanowires, which were arranged in either a crossover or noncrossing geometry. Results indicate a high SERS sensitivity near 0.2 pg for nanowires arranged in a crossing geometry. It is suggested that this is due to the dielectric coremetal shell structure, as well as to the nanowire crossings, which are regions of very high electric fields. Finite element simulations of the electric field near two crossed wires confirm an enhanced plasmon resonance in the vicinity of the crossing, which extends spatially in the crossings and around the nanowires.
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy