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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 8 — Apr. 11, 2011
  • pp: 6999–7006

Optical properties of silver nanoprisms and their influences on fluorescence of europium complex

Qingru Wang, Feng Song, Shangxin Lin, Jiadong Liu, Hongyan Zhao, Chao Zhang, Chengguo Ming, and Edwin Y. B. Pun  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 8, pp. 6999-7006 (2011)

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The optical properties of truncated triangular silver nanoprisms and their influences on the fluorescence of europium complex Eu(TTFA)3 were investigated in theory and experiment separately. In theory, we found that the fluorescence of Eu ions would be greatly enhanced by these nanoprisms, the enhancement factor of the fluorescence depended on the concentrations of nanoprisms. They were verified in the experiment. The influence of silver nanoprisms on the radiative and nonradiative decay rates of Eu ions were also deduced, and found that the silver nanoprisms greatly reduced the energy loss caused by the nonradiative decay.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.2510) Physical optics : Fluorescence
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

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Original Manuscript: January 20, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 17, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 19, 2011
Published: March 28, 2011

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Qingru Wang, Feng Song, Shangxin Lin, Jiadong Liu, Hongyan Zhao, Chao Zhang, Chengguo Ming, and Edwin Y. B. Pun, "Optical properties of silver nanoprisms and their influences on fluorescence of europium complex," Opt. Express 19, 6999-7006 (2011)

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