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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 23 — Nov. 18, 2013
  • pp: 27759–27769

Two-photon excited fluorescence from a pseudoisocyanine-attached gold-coated tip via a thin tapered fiber under a weak continuous wave excitation

Fang Ren, Hideaki Takashima, Yoshito Tanaka, Hideki Fujiwara, and Keiji Sasaki  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 23, pp. 27759-27769 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.027759


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Abstract

A simple tapered fiber based photonic-plasmonic hybrid nanostructure composed of a thin tapered fiber and a pseudoisocyanine (PIC)-attached Au-coated tip was demonstrated. Using this simple hybrid nanostructure, we succeeded in observing two-photon excited fluorescence from the PIC dye molecules under a weak continuous wave excitation condition. From the results of the tip-fiber distance dependence and excitation polarization dependence, we found that using a thin tapered fiber and an Au-coated tip realized efficient coupling of the incident light (~95%) and LSP excitation at the Au-coated tip, suggesting the possibility of efficiently inducing two-photon excited fluorescence from the PIC dye molecules attached on the Au-coated tip. This simple photonic-plasmonic hybrid system is one of the promising tools for single photon sources, highly efficient plasmonic sensors, and integrated nonlinear plasmonic devices.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Plasmonics

History
Original Manuscript: August 20, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 4, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 27, 2013
Published: November 5, 2013

Virtual Issues
Vol. 9, Iss. 1 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Fang Ren, Hideaki Takashima, Yoshito Tanaka, Hideki Fujiwara, and Keiji Sasaki, "Two-photon excited fluorescence from a pseudoisocyanine-attached gold-coated tip via a thin tapered fiber under a weak continuous wave excitation," Opt. Express 21, 27759-27769 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-23-27759


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