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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 20 — Oct. 7, 2013
  • pp: 24318–24325

Guided-mode resonance enhanced excitation and extraction of two-photon photoluminescence in a resonant waveguide grating

Jian Hung Lin, Chun-Yen Tseng, Ching-Ting Lee, Hung-Chih Kan, and Chia Chen Hsu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 20, pp. 24318-24325 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.024318


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Abstract

Guided-mode resonances enhanced excitation and extraction of two-photon photoluminescence (TPP) is demonstrated with a one-dimensional resonant waveguide grating (RWG) with a layer of fluorescent polymer (polyfluorene, PFO) on top. In this work, we design and fabricate a PFO RWG, in which two dispersive resonant modes in TE-polarization were measured. By aligning the red-shifting resonant mode with excitation wavelength in the infrared range, and the blue-shifting resonant mode with TPP spectrum in the visible range, the intensity of TPP can be enhanced up to 300-fold compared with that from a flat film with the same thickness coated on a glass slide. Such high enhancement results from firstly the strong evanescent local field in the waveguide layer due to the resonance between the incident light and the waveguide structure according to the results of rigorous coupled-wave analysis calculation, and secondly the enhanced extraction of the emission light which also resonates with the waveguide structure.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(170.2520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Fluorescence microscopy
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: August 5, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 24, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 25, 2013
Published: October 3, 2013

Citation
Jian Hung Lin, Chun-Yen Tseng, Ching-Ting Lee, Hung-Chih Kan, and Chia Chen Hsu, "Guided-mode resonance enhanced excitation and extraction of two-photon photoluminescence in a resonant waveguide grating," Opt. Express 21, 24318-24325 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-20-24318


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