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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 24 — Nov. 26, 2007
  • pp: 15648–15655

Sensitized nonlinear emission of gold nanoparticles

M. A. Noginov, G. Zhu, and V. I. Gavrilenko  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 24, pp. 15648-15655 (2007)

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We have studied Stokes and anti-Stokes emission of Au nanoparticles suspended in pure methanol and methanol solution of rhodamine 6G dye. In the presence of dye, excitation of anti-Stokes emission of gold involves two-photon absorption in rhodamine 6G molecules followed by the energy transfer to Au nanoparticles with simultaneous absorption of one pumping photon by Au. The sensitization by dye molecules caused six-fold enhancement of the anti-Stokes emission of gold nanoparticles.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(260.2160) Physical optics : Energy transfer
(260.3800) Physical optics : Luminescence
(350.4990) Other areas of optics : Particles

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: July 19, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 17, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 17, 2007
Published: November 12, 2007

M. A. Noginov, G. Zhu, and V. I. Gavrilenko, "Sensitized nonlinear emission of gold nanoparticles," Opt. Express 15, 15648-15655 (2007)

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