Surface-enhanced Brillouin scattering in a vicinity of plasmonic gold nanostructures

Zhaokai Meng, Vladislav V. Yakovlev, Zhandos Utegulov

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Brillouin spectroscopy is a powerful tool for non-invasive elasticity-specific optical imaging. We report an observation of enhancements of Brillouin scattering from liquid samples in the presence of gold nanostructures. These enhancements are attributed to surface plasmons generated by nanostructures and are found to be dependent on the nanostructures' architecture (i.e. their sizes and aspect ratios). These observations suggest that plasmonic nanostructures composed of nanodisk arrays can provide a platform for practical implementation of surface-enhanced Brillouin scattering, which is capable of localizing interaction to a nanoscopic volume to facilitate high spatial resolution elasticity measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlasmonics in Biology and Medicine XII
EditorsJoseph R. Lakowicz, Tuan Vo-Dinh
ISBN (Electronic)9781628414301
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventPlasmonics in Biology and Medicine XII - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Feb 7 2015Feb 8 2015

Publication series

NameProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)1605-7422


OtherPlasmonics in Biology and Medicine XII
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco


  • Brillouin spectroscopy
  • Spontaneous Brillouin scattering
  • Surface enhanced Brillouin scattering
  • Virtually imaged phased array (VIPA)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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