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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 13 — Jun. 18, 2012
  • pp: 14042–14053

Surface plasmon-coupled emission on plasmonic Bragg gratings

Mana Toma, Koji Toma, Pavel Adam, Jiří Homola, Wolfgang Knoll, and Jakub Dostálek  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 13, pp. 14042-14053 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.014042


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Abstract

Surface plasmon-coupled emission (SPCE) from emitters in a close proximity to a plasmonic Bragg grating is investigated. In this study, the directional fluorescence emission mediated by Bragg-scattered surface plasmons and surface plasmons diffraction cross-coupled through a thin metallic film is observed by using the reverse Kretschmann configuration. We show that controlling of dispersion relation of these surface plasmon modes by tuning the refractive index at upper and lower interfaces of a dense sub-wavelength metallic grating enables selective reducing or increasing the intensity of the light emitted to certain directions. These observations may provide important leads for design of advanced plasmonic structures in applications areas of plasmon-enhanced fluorescence spectroscopy and nanoscale optical sources.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(300.2530) Spectroscopy : Fluorescence, laser-induced
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: March 6, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 6, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 15, 2012
Published: June 11, 2012

Virtual Issues
Vol. 7, Iss. 8 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Mana Toma, Koji Toma, Pavel Adam, Jiří Homola, Wolfgang Knoll, and Jakub Dostálek, "Surface plasmon-coupled emission on plasmonic Bragg gratings," Opt. Express 20, 14042-14053 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-13-14042


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