10-16 June 2018
Dalhousie University
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Optical fiber nanoprobe for the detection of chemicals (G)

13 Jun 2018, 14:45
15m
SUB 307 (cap. 80) (Dalhousie University)

SUB 307 (cap. 80)

Dalhousie University

Oral (Graduate Student) / Orale (Étudiant(e) du 2e ou 3e cycle) Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Canada / Division de la physique atomique, moléculaire et photonique, Canada (DAMOPC-DPAMPC) W3-5 Quantum Sensors and Quantum Technology (DAMOPC) | Détecteurs quantiques et technologie quantique (DPAMPC)

Speaker

Mr Joshua Trevisanutto (Lakehead University)

Description

Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) is a powerful tool for detecting chemicals, including rhodamine 6G (R6G), at the molecular level. The authors have developed a plasmonic structure by depositing gold nanorods (GNRs, aspect ratio: 6.4) on a tapered optical fiber via optical tweezing. A 1064 nm laser was coupled to the un-tapered end of the tapered fiber for tweezing. The tweezing process was repeated with several other laser wavelengths such as He-Ne 632 nm. In order to show the efficiency of the plasmonic structure the authors will present the SERS spectra of R6G. Authors will also describe techniques (Transmission, and reflection modes) which can be used in conjunction with the nano-probe in order to collect scattered light from the sample.
The research was financially supported by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Canada Foundations for Innovations. Authors also acknowledge the members of the Photonics Research Group, Dr. Reznik’s research group, and Dr. Aicheng Chen’s research group.

Primary authors

Dr Gautam Das (Lakehead University) Mr Joshua Trevisanutto (Lakehead University)

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