OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters


  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2014
  • pp: 2378–2381

Amplified spontaneous emission via the coupling between Fabry–Perot cavity and surface plasmon polariton modes

Jian-Juan Jiang, Yu-Bo Xie, Zheng-Yang Liu, Xia-Mei Tang, Xue-Jin Zhang, and Yong-Yuan Zhu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 8, pp. 2378-2381 (2014)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (539 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



We demonstrated amplified spontaneous emission by embedding dye molecules within a dielectric layer of a metal-dielectric-metal subwavelength structure. It was reinforced when a strong coupling occurred between the Fabry–Perot mode supported by the dielectric layer and the surface plasmon polariton mode supported by the adjacent metallic grating. Here, we adjust the two mode interaction via tuning the depth of the metallic grating grooves. The stronger the interaction, the smaller the full width at half-maximum of the emission spectra and the lower the threshold of the amplified spontaneous emission.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.2230) Diffraction and gratings : Fabry-Perot
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.2510) Physical optics : Fluorescence
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: January 13, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 14, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 15, 2014
Published: April 9, 2014

Jian-Juan Jiang, Yu-Bo Xie, Zheng-Yang Liu, Xia-Mei Tang, Xue-Jin Zhang, and Yong-Yuan Zhu, "Amplified spontaneous emission via the coupling between Fabry–Perot cavity and surface plasmon polariton modes," Opt. Lett. 39, 2378-2381 (2014)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. C. Zander, J. Enderlein, and R. A. Keller, Single Molecule Detection in Solution (Wiley, 2002).
  2. H. Craighead, Nature 442, 387 (2006). [CrossRef]
  3. K. Bacia, S. A. Kim, and P. Schwille, Nat. Methods 3, 83 (2006). [CrossRef]
  4. M. Pitschke, R. Prior, M. Haupt, and D. Riesner, Nat. Med. 4, 832 (1998). [CrossRef]
  5. S. Wu, P. F. Guo, W. X. Huang, S. J. Xiao, and Y. Y. Zhu, J. Phys. Chem. C 115, 15205 (2011). [CrossRef]
  6. Y. H. Chen, J. F. Li, M. L. Ren, and Z. Y. Li, Small 8, 1355 (2012). [CrossRef]
  7. Y. H. Chen, J. F. Li, M. L. Ren, B. L. Wang, J. X. Fu, S. Y. Liu, and Z. Y. Li, Appl. Phys. Lett. 98, 261912 (2011). [CrossRef]
  8. J. J. Jiang, F. Xu, Y. B. Xie, X. M. Tang, Z. Y. Liu, X. J. Zhang, and Y. Y. Zhu, Opt. Lett. 38, 4570 (2013). [CrossRef]
  9. E. Fort and S. Grésillon, J. Phys. D 41, 013001 (2008).
  10. Y. X. Zhang, K. Aslan, and M. J. R. Previte, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 053107 (2007). [CrossRef]
  11. E. Hwang, I. I. Smolyaninov, and C. C. Davis, Nano Lett. 10, 813 (2010).
  12. H. Aouani, O. Mahboub, E. Devaux, H. Rigneault, T. W. Ebbesen, and J. Wenger, Nano Lett. 11, 2400 (2011).
  13. J. A. Schuller, E. S. Barnard, W. Cai, Y. C. Jun, J. S. White, and M. L. Brongersma, Nat. Mater. 9, 193 (2010). [CrossRef]
  14. J. Wenger, D. Gérard, H. Aouani, and H. Rigneault, Anal. Chem. 81, 834 (2009). [CrossRef]
  15. J. Wenger, D. Gérard, J. Dintinger, O. Mahboub, N. Bonod, E. Popov, T. W. Ebbesen, and H. Rigneault, Opt. Express 16, 3008 (2008). [CrossRef]
  16. Y. Jin, J. Feng, X. L. Zhang, Y. G. Bi, Y. Bai, L. Chen, T. Lan, Y. F. Liu, Q. D. Chen, and H. B. Sun, Adv. Mater. 24, 1187 (2012). [CrossRef]
  17. M. A. Schmidt, D. Y. Lei, L. Wondraczek, V. Nazabal, and S. A. Maier, Nat. Commun. 3, 1108 (2012). [CrossRef]
  18. S. D. Choudhury, R. Badugu, K. Nowaczyk, K. Ray, and J. R. Lakowicz, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 4, 227 (2013). [CrossRef]
  19. A. Chizhik, F. Schleifenbaum, R. Gutbrod, A. Chizhik, D. Khoptyar, and A. J. Meixner, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 073002 (2009). [CrossRef]
  20. V. J. Sorger, R. F. Oulton, J. Yao, G. Bartal, and X. Zhang, Nano Lett. 9, 3489 (2009).
  21. A. Muller, E. B. Flagg, P. Bianucci, X. Y. Wang, D. G. Deppe, W. Ma, J. Zhang, G. J. Salamo, M. Xiao, and C. K. Shih, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 187402 (2007). [CrossRef]
  22. A. Mitra, H. Harutyunyan, S. Palomba, and L. Novotny, Opt. Lett. 35, 953 (2010). [CrossRef]
  23. M. Kuttge, F. J. G. de Abajo, and A. Polman, Nano Lett. 10, 1537 (2010).
  24. W. Lukosz, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 69, 1495 (1979). [CrossRef]
  25. M. Lieberherr, C. Fattinger, and W. Lukosz, Surf. Sci. 189–190, 954 (1987). [CrossRef]
  26. J. M. Gérard, B. Sermage, B. Gayral, B. Legrand, E. Costard, and V. Thierry-Mieg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 1110 (1998). [CrossRef]
  27. S. Hayashi, Y. Ishigaki, and M. Fujii, Phys. Rev. B 86, 045408 (2012).
  28. O. Zaitsev and L. Deych, J. Opt. 12, 024001 (2010). [CrossRef]
  29. Y. Jiang, H.-Y. Wang, H. Wang, B.-R. Gao, Y.-W. Hao, Y. Jin, Q.-D. Chen, and H.-B. Sun, J. Phys. Chem. C 115, 12636 (2011). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited