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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 13 — Jun. 20, 2011
  • pp: 12336–12341

Modifying photoisomerization efficiency by metallic nanostructures

Shen Xu, Jiong Shan, Wei Shi, Liying Liu, and Lei Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 13, pp. 12336-12341 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.012336


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Abstract

Trans-to-cis photoisomerization efficiency of azobenzene dye is artificially modified from 0.09 to 0.38 when dye molecules are placed close to gold nanoparticle films with different structures. Transient fluorescence and surface enhanced Raman scattering measurement verify that the enhancement and reduction of photoisomerization efficiency come from the competition between enhanced local optical field from surface plasmon resonance and the accelerated nonradiative decay of excited dye molecules. The photoisomerization efficiency can be further modified by controlling the distance between azobenzene dye and gold films. Our finding can be applied to improve the performance of photoisomerization effect in photochemistry and photonics.

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OCIS Codes
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(160.3900) Materials : Metals
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.5130) Physical optics : Photochemistry

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: April 20, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 22, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 22, 2011
Published: June 9, 2011

Citation
Shen Xu, Jiong Shan, Wei Shi, Liying Liu, and Lei Xu, "Modifying photoisomerization efficiency by metallic nanostructures," Opt. Express 19, 12336-12341 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-13-12336


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