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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 1 — Jan. 7, 2008
  • pp: 426–434

Spontaneous emission control in high-extraction efficiency plasmonic crystals

Hideo Iwase, Dirk Englund, and Jelena Vučković  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 1, pp. 426-434 (2008)

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We experimentally and theoretically investigate exciton-field coupling for the surface plasmon polariton (SPP) in waveguide-confined (WC) anti-symmetric modes of hexagonal plasmonic crystals in InP-TiO-Au-TiO-Si heterostructures. The radiative decay time of the InP-based transverse magnetic (TM)-strained multi-quantum well (MQW) coupled to the SPP modes is observed to be 2.9–3.7 times shorter than that of a bare MQW wafer. Theoretically we find that 80% of the enhanced photoluminescence (PL) is emitted into SPP modes, and 17% of the enhanced PL is redirected into WC-anti-symmetric modes. In addition to the direct coupling of the excitons to the plasmonic modes, this demonstration is also useful for the development of high-temperature SPP lasers, the development of highly integrated photo-electrical devices, or miniaturized biosensors.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: November 1, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 9, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 9, 2007
Published: January 4, 2008

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Hideo Iwase, Dirk Englund, and Jelena Vuckovic, "Spontaneous emission control in high-extraction efficiency plasmonic crystals," Opt. Express 16, 426-434 (2008)

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