Project

On-chip Raman-spectroscopy of biological particles based on optical waveguide trapping and nanoplasmonic enhancement

Duration
01 October 2012 → 30 September 2016
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
    • Classical physics
    • Condensed matter physics and nanophysics
    • Optical physics
  • Engineering and technology
    • Other engineering and technology
Keywords
raman spectroscopy optical trapping plasmonics silicon photonics
 
Project description

We aim to develop silicon nitride waveguide structures covered with gold nanodots. The evanescent field of the waveguide will couple to the nanodots and because of this resonant plasmon interaction the enhanced field will result in a stable optical trap. The resulting field will in turn be used for enhanced Raman spectroscopy of the trapped particle.