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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 13 — Jun. 22, 2009
  • pp: 10767–10772

Effect of metallic surface on electric dipole and magnetic dipole emission transitions in Eu3+ doped polymeric film

N. Noginova, Yu. Barnakov, H. Li, and M. A. Noginov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 13, pp. 10767-10772 (2009)

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Spontaneous emission of Eu3+ ions is studied in thin organic films deposited onto several different substrates. It has been demonstrated that the presence of a metallic surface in close vicinity to emitting Eu3+ ions causes modifications of their spontaneous emission spectra, in particular, the change in the relative strengths of magnetic-dipole and electric-dipole transitions. The character and the magnitude of the effect depend on the polarization and the observation angle. The experimental data are discussed in terms of modification of transition probabilities and account for the interference between directly emitted and reflected light waves.

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(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials

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Original Manuscript: May 18, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 8, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 8, 2009
Published: June 11, 2009

N. Noginova, Yu. Barnakov, H. Li, and M. A. Noginov, "Effect of metallic surface on electric dipole and magnetic dipole emission transitions in Eu3+ doped polymeric film," Opt. Express 17, 10767-10772 (2009)

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