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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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.003006


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Abstract

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

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

Citation
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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-14-3006


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