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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 10 — May. 9, 2011
  • pp: 9807–9813

Light emission rate enhancement from InP MQW by plasmon nano-antenna arrays

David Arbel, Nikolai Berkovitch, Amir Nevet, Andrea Peer, Shimon Cohen, Dan Ritter, and Meir Orenstein  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 10, pp. 9807-9813 (2011)

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Arrays of gold single-strip and double-strip nano-antennas, with resonance in the wavelength range of 1200-1600nm, were fabricated on the top of InGaAs/InP multi quantum well structure. Photo-luminescence from the quantum-wells was measured and shown to be enhanced by a factor of up to 9, with maximum enhancement wavelength corresponding to the nano-antennas resonance. Emission enhancement is attributed to the coupling of emitting charge-carriers to the plasmonic nano-antennas, causing an estimated increase in the radiative recombination rate by a factor of ~25, thus making it dominant over non-radiative recombination. This effect will enable fast modulation of InP-based nano-emitters spontaneously emitting at telecom-wavelength.

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

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: February 8, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 2, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 3, 2011
Published: May 5, 2011

David Arbel, Nikolai Berkovitch, Amir Nevet, Andrea Peer, Shimon Cohen, Dan Ritter, and Meir Orenstein, "Light emission rate enhancement from InP MQW by plasmon nano-antenna arrays," Opt. Express 19, 9807-9813 (2011)

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