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We study the polarized Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering from randomly oriented molecules adsorbed on near-field coupled gold nanowires. We show that the scattering is polarized always along the wire-to-wire nanocavities. We find the exact angular dependence for the polarized, unpolarized, parallel-and cross-polarized SERS intensity. Finally we develop a model that fits the experimental data and allows to measure the field enhancement and the re-radiation enhancement factors, independently, and retrieve the depolarization ratio of the probe molecules.
Publication date: 
15 Sep 2011

B Fazio, PG Gucciardi, C D'Andrea, A Irrera, F Bonaccorso, G Calogero, C Vasi, M Allegrini, A Toma, D Chiappe, C Martella, F Buatier De Mongeot

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Volume: 89 Issue: S1
Atti della Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti-Classe di Scienze Fisiche, Matematiche e Naturali