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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 20 — Sep. 27, 2010
  • pp: 21322–21329

Enhanced near-green light emission from InGaN quantum wells by use of tunable plasmonic resonances in silver nanoparticle arrays

John Henson, Emmanouil Dimakis, Jeff DiMaria, Rui Li, Salvatore Minissale, Luca Dal Negro, Theodore D. Moustakas, and Roberto Paiella  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 20, pp. 21322-21329 (2010)

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Two-dimensional arrays of silver nanocylinders fabricated by electron-beam lithography are used to demonstrate plasmon-enhanced near-green light emission from nitride semiconductor quantum wells. Several arrays with different nanoparticle dimensions are employed, designed to yield collective plasmonic resonances in the spectral vicinity of the emission wavelength and at the same time to provide efficient far-field scattering of the emitted surface plasmons. Large enhancements in peak photoluminescence intensity (up to a factor of over 3) are measured, accompanied by a substantial reduction in recombination lifetime indicative of increased internal quantum efficiency. Furthermore, the enhancement factors are found to exhibit a strong dependence on the nanoparticle dimensions, underscoring the importance of geometrical tuning for this application.

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(230.0250) Optical devices : Optoelectronics
(250.5230) Optoelectronics : Photoluminescence
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

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Original Manuscript: August 20, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 15, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 15, 2010
Published: September 22, 2010

John Henson, Emmanouil Dimakis, Jeff DiMaria, Rui Li, Salvatore Minissale, Luca Dal Negro, Theodore D. Moustakas, and Roberto Paiella, "Enhanced near-green light emission from InGaN quantum wells by use of tunable plasmonic resonances in silver nanoparticle arrays," Opt. Express 18, 21322-21329 (2010)

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