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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 14 — Jul. 11, 2005
  • pp: 5522–5527

Surface plasmon enhanced emission from dye doped polymer layers

Terrell D. Neal, Koichi Okamoto, and Axel Scherer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 14, pp. 5522-5527 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.005522


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Abstract

We have experimentally verified that the emission of visible light from dye doped polymers can be enhanced with the use of surface plasmon coupling. By matching the plasmon frequency of a thin unpatterned silver film to the emission of a dye doped polymer deposited onto this metal surface, we have observed a eleven-fold enhancement of light emission. By patterning the silver layer, we estimate that the plasmon frequency can be tuned to match dye doped polymer emission frequencies and even larger emission enhancements as well as extraction efficiencies are expected.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.3680) Optoelectronics : Light-emitting polymers

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: May 12, 2005
Revised Manuscript: June 21, 2005
Published: July 11, 2005

Citation
Terrell Neal, Koichi Okamoto, and Axel Scherer, "Surface plasmon enhanced emission from dye doped polymer layers," Opt. Express 13, 5522-5527 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-14-5522


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