Surface-enhanced Raman scattering: Phenomenological approach

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A new model for surface-enhanced Raman scattering is presented that includes the dipole effect of the molecule. Under the effect of an external polarizing field, changes in the molecular dipole significantly change the charge distribution on the metal-sphere surface, thereby increasing the molecular Raman cross section. This process is unrelated to surface-plasmon resonance; quite to the contrary, it is preferred to work away from any such resonance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)429-435
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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