We study an ability of a large quasi-homogeneous monolayer of Au plasmon coupled nanoparticles separated from continuous Au film by polymer spacer to enhance a fluorescence of adsorbed molecular species. A fluorescence response of Methylene Blue molecules is studied as a function of polymer film thickness. A change of plasmonic properties of a system, its ability to enhance a fluorescence and the possible heating of a structure upon light absorption are discussed.
We study the surface enhanced Raman scattering of Methylene Blue (MB) dye molecules induced by large quasihomogeneous arrays of plasmon coupled 5-8 nm Au nanoparticle separated by distances less than 10 nm. Also, the variation of the fluorescence enhancement/SERS properties for as-prepared coupled particles and agglomerated particles obtained upon heat treatment and percolation-like films is analyzed for two measurement protocols, i.e. when measured through the solution and for a monolayer of MB molecules chemisorbed on a surface.