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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1026–1039

Hybrid optical materials of plasmon-coupled CdSe/ZnS coreshells for photonic applications

Jaetae Seo, Rafal Fudala, Wan-Joong Kim, Ryan Rich, Bagher Tabibi, Hyoyeong Cho, Zygmunt Gryczynski, Ignacy Gryczynski, and William Yu  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 8, pp. 1026-1039 (2012)

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A hybrid optical nanostructure of plasmon-coupled SQDs was developed for photonic applications. The coupling distances between the mono-layers of Au nanoparticles with a surface concentration of ~9.18 × 10−4 nm−2 and CdSe/ZnS SQDs with that of ~3.7 × 10−3 nm−2 were controlled by PMMA plasma etching. Time-resolved spectroscopy of plasmon-coupled SQDs revealed a strong shortening of the longest lifetime and ~9-fold PL enhancement. Polarization-resolved PL spectroscopy displayed linear polarization and depolarization at near- and far-field plasmon-coupling, respectively. The physical origin of PL enhancement could be attributable to both the large local field enhancement and the fast resonant energy transfer.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence
(300.6500) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, time-resolved
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication

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Original Manuscript: April 4, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 11, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 11, 2012
Published: July 5, 2012

Jaetae Seo, Rafal Fudala, Wan-Joong Kim, Ryan Rich, Bagher Tabibi, Hyoyeong Cho, Zygmunt Gryczynski, Ignacy Gryczynski, and William Yu, "Hybrid optical materials of plasmon-coupled CdSe/ZnS coreshells for photonic applications," Opt. Mater. Express 2, 1026-1039 (2012)

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