Deep Subwavelength Laser-Induced Periodic Surface Structures on Silicon as a Novel Multifunctional Biosensing Platform


2021

Гурбатов С. О., Жижченко А. Ю., Кучмижак А. А., Мицай Е. В., Сюбаев С. А., Шевлягин А. В., Юлия Бородаенко, Алексей Порфирев, Светлана Хонина, Андрей Герасименко, Евгений Гуревич, Евгений Модин, Саулис Йодказис

Статьи в журналах

54551-54560

Yulia Borodaenko, Sergey Syubaev, Stanislav Gurbatov, Alexey Zhizhchenko, Aleksey Porfirev, Svetlana Khonina, Eugeny Mitsai, Andrey V. Gerasimenko, Alexander Shevlyagin, Evgeny Modin, Saulius Juodkazis, Evgeny L. Gurevich, Aleksandr A. Kuchmizhak / Deep Subwavelength Laser-Induced Periodic Surface Structures on Silicon as a Novel Multifunctional Biosensing Platform // ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2021, 13, 54551−54560

Strong light localization inside the nanoscale gaps provides remarkable opportunities for creation of various medical and biosensing platforms stimulating an active search for inexpensive and easily scalable fabrication at a sub-100 nm resolution. In this paper, self-organized laser-induced periodic surface structures (LIPSSs) with the shortest ever reported periodicity of 70 ± 10 nm were directly imprinted on the crystalline Si wafer upon its direct femtosecond-laser ablation in isopropanol. Appearance of such a nanoscale morphology was explained by the formation of a periodic topography on the surface of photoexcited Si driven by interference phenomena as well as subsequent down-scaling of the imprinted grating period via Rayleigh–Taylor hydrodynamic instability. The produced deep subwavelength LIPSSs demonstrate strong anisotropic anti-reflection performance, ensuring efficient delivery of the incident far-field radiation to the electromagnetic “hot spots” localized in the Si nanogaps. This allows realization of various optical biosensing platforms operating via strong interactions of quantum emitters with nanoscale light fields. The demonstrated 80-fold enhancement of spontaneous emission from the attached nanolayer of organic dye molecules and in situ optical tracing of catalytic molecular transformations substantiate bare and metal-capped deep subwavelength Si LIPSSs as a promising inexpensive multifunctional biosensing platform.

https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.1c16249

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsami.1c16249