Enhancement and extinction in surface-enhanced stimulated raman spectroscopy

Benjamin X.K. Chng, Thomas van Dijk, Rohit Bhargava, Paul Scott Carney

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We present an analysis of surface-enhanced stimulated Raman spectroscopy (SESRS). Stimulated Raman scattering is a four-wave mixing process so the gain in the field is proportional to the fourth power of the local field enhancement factor. However, there is a non-trivial relationship between the enhancement and extinction of the Raman signal. In particular, we demonstrate that there is competition between the enhancement and extinction phenomena for SESRS and that the extinction phenomenon is more profound in the stimulated scattering process than the spontaneous scattering process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2014
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Electronic)1557522863
StatePublished - Oct 14 2014
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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