Tailored plasmonic gratings for enhanced fluorescence detection and microscopic imaging

Xiaoqiang Cui, Keiko Tawa, Hironobu Hori, Junji Nishii

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The ability to precisely control the pattern of metallic structures at the microand nanoscale for surface plasmon coupling has been demonstrated to be essential for signal enhancement in fields such as fluorescence and surfaceenhanced Raman scattering. In the present study, a series of silver coated gratings with tailored duty ratio and depth and a periodical pitch of 400 nm are designed and implemented. The influence of the grating profile on plasmonic properties and the corresponding enhancement factor are investigated by angular scanning measurement of reflectivity and fluorescence intensity and by finite difference time domain simulation. The application of the substrate in the enhanced fluorescence imaging detection of labeled protein is also investigated. This substrate has a wide range of potential applications in areas including biodiagnostics, imaging, sensing, and photovoltaic cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)546-553
Number of pages8
JournalAdvanced Functional Materials
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 22 2010
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrochemistry


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