We address the optical physics of surface-enhanced stimulated Raman spectroscopy (SESRS) from the microscopic to macroscopic scales to provide experimental design criteria in colloidal-suspension SESRS. The nanoparticles that provide local field enhancement also extinguish the Raman signal. We compute the total Raman signal detected from a suspension of Raman-active molecules and nanoparticles due to the cumulative effects of enhancement and extinction and find optimum operating parameters for pump frequency and nanoparticle concentration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21348-21355
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Issue number33
StatePublished - Mar 2 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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