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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 6 — Oct. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1127–1138

Surface plasmon coupled emission using conjugated light-emitting polymer films [Invited]

Hong Yoon, Stefan A. Maier, Donal D. C. Bradley, and Paul N. Stavrinou  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 1, Issue 6, pp. 1127-1138 (2011)

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We experimentally investigate surface plasmon coupled emission (SPCE) in the Kretschmann geometry using thin conjugated polymer films. The broad spectral emission from the polymer films usefully demonstrates how the spectral behaviour of SPCE follows clearly from the underlying dispersion of surface plasmon polaritons supported by the configuration. We pay particular attention to how the spectral bandwidth of the underlying emissive layer impacts on the overall performance. Overall the work highlights the many factors that may be considered when designing optimum optoelectronic devices based on metal-organic multilayers.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4890) Materials : Organic materials
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

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Original Manuscript: July 14, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 25, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 20, 2011
Published: September 21, 2011

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Hong Yoon, Stefan A. Maier, Donal D. C. Bradley, and Paul N. Stavrinou, "Surface plasmon coupled emission using conjugated light-emitting polymer films [Invited]," Opt. Mater. Express 1, 1127-1138 (2011)

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