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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2012
  • pp: 3006–3008

Distance dependence of the local density of states in the near field of a disordered plasmonic film

E. Castanié, V. Krachmalnicoff, A. Cazé, R. Pierrat, Y. De Wilde, and R. Carminati  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 14, pp. 3006-3008 (2012)

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We measure the statistical distribution of the photonic local density of states in the near field of a semicontinuous gold film. By varying the distance between the measurement plane and the film, we show that near-field confined modes play a major role in the width of the distribution. Numerical simulations in good agreement with experiments allow us to point out the influence of nonradiative decay channels at short distance.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(260.2160) Physical optics : Energy transfer
(260.2510) Physical optics : Fluorescence
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: December 5, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 7, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 9, 2012
Published: July 13, 2012

E. Castanié, V. Krachmalnicoff, A. Cazé, R. Pierrat, Y. De Wilde, and R. Carminati, "Distance dependence of the local density of states in the near field of a disordered plasmonic film," Opt. Lett. 37, 3006-3008 (2012)

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