Surface enhanced raman spectroscopy using a single mode nanophotonic-plasmonic platform

@article{Peyskens2015SurfaceER,
  title={Surface enhanced raman spectroscopy using a single mode nanophotonic-plasmonic platform},
  author={Fr'ed'eric Peyskens and Ashim Dhakal and Pol Van Dorpe and Nicolas Le Thomas and Roel Baets},
  journal={ACS Photonics},
  year={2015},
  volume={3},
  pages={102-108}
}
We demonstrate the generation of Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) signals from integrated bowtie antennas, excited and collected by the fundamental TE mode of a single mode silicon nitride waveguide. Due to the integrated nature of this particular single mode SERS probe one can rigorously quantify the complete enhancement process. The Stokes power, generated by a 4-nitrothiophenol-coated antenna and collected into the fundamental TE mode, exhibits an 8 × 106 enhancement compared to… 

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