A sensitive surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrate with metallic nanogap array (MNGA) is fabricated by etching of an assembled polystyrene (PS) spheres array, followed by the coating of a metal film. The substrate is reproducible in fabrication and sensitive due to the nanogap coupling resonance (NGCR) enhancement. The NGCR is analyzed with the finite difference time domain (FDTD) method, and the relationship between the gap parameter and the field enhancement is obtained. Experimental measurements of R6G on demonstrate that the enhancement factor (EF) of the MNGA SERS substrate is increased by more than two fold compared with the control sample. (C) 2013 Optical Society of America
1.Chinese Acad Sci, Chongqing Inst Green & Intelligent Technol, Chongqing 401122, Peoples R China 2.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Opt & Elect, Chengdu 610209, Peoples R China 3.Sichuan Univ, Dept Phys, Chengdu 610064, Peoples R China
Xia, Liangping,Yang, Zheng,Yin, Shaoyun,et al. Surface enhanced Raman scattering substrate with metallic nanogap array fabricated by etching the assembled polystyrene spheres array[J]. OPTICS EXPRESS,2013,21(9):11349-11355.