Journal of Optics

, Volume 46, Issue 2, pp 95–99 | Cite as

Controllable nano-crack surface for surface enhanced Raman scattering sensing

  • Liangping Xia
  • Zheng Yang
  • Man Zhang
  • Shaoyun Yin
  • Qiling Deng
  • Chunlei Du
Research Article


Raman spectrum of rhodamine 6G on a controllable nano-crack surface fabricated with imprinting-induced crack is experimentally studied and an average Raman enhancement (EF) of more than 107 is obtained. With the finite difference time domain simulations, the gap coupling resonance of the nano-cracks is analyzed and the raised enhancement electromagnetic field is obtained. For the reproducibility of the nano-crack pattern with width of 30 nm, it is a good candidate for the repeatable and high sensitive surface enhanced Raman scattering sensing.


Controllable nano-crack surface Surface enhanced Raman scattering Coupling enhancement Reproducible 



This work was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (61504147, 2140714, 51503206); West Light Foundation of Chinese Academy of Sciences; Fundamental & advanced research projects of Chongqing, China (cstc2013jcyjC00001), Application development project of Chongqing, China (cstc2013yykfC00007), Scientific equipment research project of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Development of THz imaging spectrometer for biomacromolecules) and Chongqing Micro -nano fabrication and inspection Public service platform (cstc2014pt-fwjg0003).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Liangping Xia
    • 1
  • Zheng Yang
    • 1
  • Man Zhang
    • 2
  • Shaoyun Yin
    • 1
  • Qiling Deng
    • 2
  • Chunlei Du
    • 1
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Multi-scale Manufacturing Technology, Chongqing Institute of Green and Intelligent TechnologyChinese Academy of SciencesChongqingChina
  2. 2.Institute of Optics and ElectronicsChinese Academy of SciencesChengduChina

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