Nanograting-based plasmon enhancement for total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy of live cells

Kyujung Kim, Dong Jun Kim, Eun Jin Cho, Jin Suck Suh, Yong Min Huh, Donghyun Kim

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Abstract

We investigated evanescent field enhancement based on subwavelength nanogratings for improved sensitivity in total internal reflection microscopy of live cells. The field enhancement is associated with subwavelength-grating- coupled plasmon excitation. An optimum sample employed a silver grating on a silver film and an SF10 glass substrate. Field intensity was enhanced by approximately 90% when measured by fluorescent excitation of microbeads relative to that on a bare prism as a control, which is in good agreement with numerical results. The subwavelength-grating-mediated field enhancement was also applied to live cell imaging of quantum dots, which confirmed the sensitivity enhancement qualitatively.

Original languageEnglish
Article number015202
JournalNanotechnology
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 7

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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