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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1437–1448

Localized surface plasmon resonance enhanced photoluminescence from SiNx with different N/Si ratios

Feng Wang, Minghua Wang, Dongsheng Li, and Deren Yang  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 10, pp. 1437-1448 (2012)

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Silver (Ag) nanostructures with different sizes and densities were deposited onto the luminescence matrixes to improve the photoluminescence (PL) intensity of silicon nitride (SiNx) films via localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) coupling. The shape of PL spectra from the SiNx matrixes is mainly determined by their stoichiometric ratio. Moreover, both the surface coverage and the size of Ag nanostructures should be considered for the improvement of PL intensity. The optimal PL intensity of SiNx films might be achieved by the addition of Ag nanostructures with proper surface coverage and size due to the enhanced photo-excitation by LSPR. The dipolar resonance absorption of Ag nanostructures has an insignificant contribution on this improvement.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
(350.4600) Other areas of optics : Optical engineering

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Original Manuscript: September 10, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 20, 2012
Published: September 24, 2012

Feng Wang, Minghua Wang, Dongsheng Li, and Deren Yang, "Localized surface plasmon resonance enhanced photoluminescence from SiNx with different N/Si ratios," Opt. Mater. Express 2, 1437-1448 (2012)

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