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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 15 — Jul. 19, 2010
  • pp: 15560–15568

Time-resolved surface plasmon polariton coupled exciton and biexciton emission

Yikuan Wang, Tianyu Yang, Mahshid Pourmand, Jacob J. Miller, Mark T. Tuominen, and Marc Achermann  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 15, pp. 15560-15568 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.015560


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Abstract

We discuss the coupling between optically excited semiconductor nanocrystals (NC) and thin metal films in both the single and multi-exciton regime. Using time-resolved photoluminescence spectroscopy, we determine the decay dynamics of free space and surface plasmon polariton (SPP) coupled emission. The two dynamics are found to be distinctly different at very small NC-metal separations and at photon energies close to the SPP resonance frequency. A comparison with numerical calculations allow us to conclude that the difference in emission dynamics is associated with the different interactions of parallel and perpendicular dipole emitters with lossy surface waves. Experiments at high excitation densities reveal that the coupling to SPPs and lossy surface waves is identical for excitons and biexcitons.

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OCIS Codes
(300.6500) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, time-resolved
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Spectroscopy

History
Original Manuscript: June 10, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 22, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 23, 2010
Published: July 7, 2010

Citation
Yikuan Wang, Tianyu Yang, Mahshid Pourmand, Jacob J. Miller, Mark T. Tuominen, and Marc Achermann, "Time-resolved surface plasmon polariton coupled exciton and biexciton emission," Opt. Express 18, 15560-15568 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-15-15560


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