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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 23 — Nov. 9, 2009
  • pp: 20642–20650

Enhanced Light Emission from Erbium Doped Silicon Nitride in Plasmonic Metal-Insulator-Metal Structures

Yiyang Gong, Selçuk Yerci, Rui Li, Luca Dal Negro, and Jelena Vučković  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 23, pp. 20642-20650 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.020642


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Abstract

Plasmonic gratings and nano-particle arrays in a metal-insulator-metal structures are fabricated on an erbium doped silicon nitride layer. This material system enables simple fabrication of the structure, since the active nitride layer can be directly grown on metal. Enhancement of collected emission of up to 12 is observed on resonance, while broad off-resonant enhancement is also present. The output polarization behavior of the gratings and nano-particle arrays is investigated and matched to plasmonic resonances, and the behavior of coupled modes as a function of inter-particle distance is also discussed.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(270.5580) Quantum optics : Quantum electrodynamics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: August 27, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 13, 2009
Published: October 26, 2009

Citation
Yiyang Gong, Selçuk Yerci, Rui Li, Luca Dal Negro, and Jelena Vuckovic, "Enhanced light emission from erbium doped silicon nitride in plasmonic metal-insulator-metal structures," Opt. Express 17, 20642-20650 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-23-20642


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