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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 17 — Aug. 13, 2012
  • pp: 19374–19381

Spectral tuning of the phosphorescence from metalloporphyrins attached to gold nanorods

Martin Djiango, Kathrin Ritter, René Müller, and Thomas Arno Klar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 17, pp. 19374-19381 (2012)

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The spectral shape of the phosphorescence emission of organometallic porphyrin molecules is shown to be altered when these chromophores are incorporated into hybrid nanostructures with gold nanorods. This result shows that triplet-singlet transitions, which are (at least partially) dipolar forbidden, can be modified by the dipolar resonances of gold nanoparticles. By choosing nanorods of increasing aspect ratios, it is possible to match the long axis plasmon resonance of the nanorods to a specific phosphorescence transition. Consequently, the emission colour of the hybrids can be tuned.

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(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

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Original Manuscript: May 25, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 25, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 25, 2012
Published: August 9, 2012

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Martin Djiango, Kathrin Ritter, René Müller, and Thomas Arno Klar, "Spectral tuning of the phosphorescence from metalloporphyrins attached to gold nanorods," Opt. Express 20, 19374-19381 (2012)

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