Publication Date

9-26-2018

Department

Ames Laboratory; Chemistry; Chemical and Biological Engineering

Campus Units

Ames Laboratory, Chemistry, Chemical and Biological Engineering

OSTI ID+

1481878

Report Number

IS-J 9715

DOI

10.1016/j.aca.2018.09.057

Journal Title

Analytica Chimica Acta

Volume Number

1048

First Page

123

Last Page

131

Abstract

Experimental data for waveguide-coupled surface-plasmon-polariton (SPP) cones generated from dielectric waveguides is presented. The results demonstrate a simpler route to collect plasmon waveguide resonance (i.e., PWR) data. In the reverse-Kretschmann configuration (illumination from the sample side) and Kretschmann configuration (illumination from the prism side), all the waveguide modes are excited simultaneously with p- or s-polarized incident light, which permits rapid acquisition of PWR data without the need to scan the incident angle or wavelength, in the former configuration. The concentric SPP cone properties depend on the thickness and index of refraction of the waveguide. The angular intensity pattern of the cone is well-matched to simulation results in the reverse-Kretschmann configuration, and is found to be dependent on the polarization of the incident light and the polarization of the waveguide mode. In the Kretschmann geometry, all waveguide-coupled SPP cones are measured at incident angles that produce attenuated light reflectivity. In addition, the enhanced electric field produced under total internal reflection allows high signal-to-noise ratio multimodal spectroscopies (e.g., Raman scattering, luminescence) to measure the chemical content of the waveguide film, which traditionally is not measured with PWR.

DOE Contract Number(s)

AC02-07CH11358

Language

en

Department of Energy Subject Categories

36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Publisher

Iowa State University Digital Repository, Ames IA (United States)

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