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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 22 — Oct. 25, 2010
  • pp: 23385–23393

Enhancement of light emission from nanostructured In2O3 via surface plasmons

Dongjiang Qiu, Zhengfen Wan, Xikun Cai, Zijian Yuan, Lian Hu, Bingpo Zhang, Chunfeng Cai, and Huizhen Wu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 22, pp. 23385-23393 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.023385


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Abstract

We report the construction of In2O3/Ag/In2O3 sandwich nanostructures and realization of effective coupling with surface plasmon (SP) modes. An enhancement of photoluminescence as large as 278-fold is achieved for the new nanostructures, while only eightfold is obtained from bilayer structures. The advancement of the nanostructures is that both the frequency of incidence photons and the in-plane wavevector of the excited SP modes along each side of the sandwiched nanometer metal layer are identical, thus the momenta mismatch between two SP modes which inevitably occurs in commonly used metal/dielectric bilayer structures is no longer a problem. The fulfillment of the cross coupling and resonance conditions of the two SP modes leads to the tremendous amplification of light emission. Such sandwich nanostructures can be readily extended to other dielectric/metal/dielectric nanomaterial combinations and identified as technologically useful for SP mediated light emitting devices.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.5230) Optoelectronics : Photoluminescence
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: July 9, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 4, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 9, 2010
Published: October 21, 2010

Virtual Issues
Vol. 6, Iss. 1 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Dongjiang Qiu, Zhengfen Wan, Xikun Cai, Zijian Yuan, Lian Hu, Bingpo Zhang, Chunfeng Cai, and Huizhen Wu, "Enhancement of light emission from nanostructured In2O3 via surface plasmons," Opt. Express 18, 23385-23393 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-22-23385


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