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Plasmon-enhanced spectroscopy of absorption and spontaneous emissions explained using cavity quantum optics

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The purpose of this tutorial review is to provide a comprehensive explanation of plasmon-enhanced spectroscopies, such as plasmon-enhanced Raman scattering, fluorescence, absorption, Rayleigh scattering, and hyper Raman scattering. Plasmon-enhanced spectroscopy implies the spectroscopy of enhanced optical responses of molecules in close proximity to plasmonic nanostructures, resulting in a strong enhancement in sensitivity. In this review, we explain the enhancement in plasmon-enhanced spectroscopy as an optical response of a molecule interacting with an optical resonator, which represents a plasmonic nanostructure, in analogy to cavity quantum optics to easily understand all types of plasmon-enhanced spectroscopy in the same manner. The keys to understanding the enhancement factor of each plasmon-enhanced spectroscopy are a quality factor and a mode volume of plasmonic resonators, which are well-known parameters in the Purcell effect of standard optical cavity resonators.

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Submitted
02 Mar 2017
First published
27 Jun 2017

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2017,46, 3904-3921
Article type
Tutorial Review

Plasmon-enhanced spectroscopy of absorption and spontaneous emissions explained using cavity quantum optics

T. Itoh, Y. S. Yamamoto and Y. Ozaki, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2017, 46, 3904
DOI: 10.1039/C7CS00155J

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