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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 10 — May. 20, 2013
  • pp: 12552–12561

Use of a gold reflecting-layer in optical antenna substrates for increase of photoluminescence enhancement

Roberto Fernandez-Garcia, Mohsen Rahmani, Minghui Hong, Stefan A. Maier, and Yannick Sonnefraud  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 10, pp. 12552-12561 (2013)

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We report on a straightforward way to increase the photoluminescence enhancement of nanoemitters induced by optical nanotantennas. The nanoantennas are placed above a gold film-silica bilayer, which produces a drastic increase of the scattered radiation power and near field enhancement. We demonstrate this increase via photoluminescence enhancement using an organic emitter of low quantum efficiency, Tetraphenylporphyrin (TPP). An increase of the photoluminescence enhancement by a factor larger than three is observed compared to antennas without the reflecting-layer. In addition, we study the possibility of influencing the polarization of the light emitted by utilizing asymmetry of dimer antennas.

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OCIS Codes
(170.6280) Medical optics and biotechnology : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: February 14, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 13, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 22, 2013
Published: May 15, 2013

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Roberto Fernandez-Garcia, Mohsen Rahmani, Minghui Hong, Stefan A. Maier, and Yannick Sonnefraud, "Use of a gold reflecting-layer in optical antenna substrates for increase of photoluminescence enhancement," Opt. Express 21, 12552-12561 (2013)

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