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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 14 — Jul. 6, 2009
  • pp: 11350–11359

Surface plasmon effects on two photon luminescence of gold nanorods

Da-Shin Wang, Fu-Yin Hsu, and Chii-Wann Lin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 14, pp. 11350-11359 (2009)

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Gold nanorods emit strong photoluminescence under two photon excitation; the efficient two photon lumininescence (TPL) arises from the local field enhancement assisted by surface plasmons. The surface plasmon effects on the TPL efficiency and spectrum are investigated by measuring the TPL of gold nanorods with various aspect ratios. A large TPL efficiency is found when incident light wavelength coincides with the longitudinal surface plasmon mode of the gold nanorods. However, the emission spectra of nanorods with various aspect ratios look similar and exhibit modest surface plasmon features, which implies a major non-radiative decay of excited surface plasmons.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.5230) Optoelectronics : Photoluminescence

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: May 18, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 17, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 18, 2009
Published: June 22, 2009

Da-Shin Wang, Fu-Yin Hsu, and Chii-Wann Lin, "Surface plasmon effects on two photon luminescence of gold nanorods," Opt. Express 17, 11350-11359 (2009)

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