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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 14 — Jul. 4, 2011
  • pp: 13056–13062

Large molecular fluorescence enhancement by a nanoaperture with plasmonic corrugations

Heykel Aouani, Oussama Mahboub, Eloïse Devaux, Hervé Rigneault, Thomas W. Ebbesen, and Jérôme Wenger  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 14, pp. 13056-13062 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.013056


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Abstract

We investigate the influence of circular corrugations surrounding a central nanoaperture to further enhance the fluorescence count rate per emitter and control its emission directionality. Adding a single corrugation already allows to significantly increase the fluorescence signal as compared to a bare nanoaperture. A complete fluorescence characterization quantifies the excitation and emission gains contributing to the fluorescence enhancement process as the number of corrugations is increased.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1220) Diffraction and gratings : Apertures
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(170.6280) Medical optics and biotechnology : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: January 24, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 25, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 27, 2011
Published: June 22, 2011

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Vol. 6, Iss. 8 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Heykel Aouani, Oussama Mahboub, Eloïse Devaux, Hervé Rigneault, Thomas W. Ebbesen, and Jerome Wenger, "Large molecular fluorescence enhancement by a nanoaperture with plasmonic corrugations," Opt. Express 19, 13056-13062 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-14-13056


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