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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2012
  • pp: 566–577

Broadband spontaneous emission rate enhancement through the design of plasmonic nanoantennas

Renaud A. L. Vallée, Mélanie Ferrié, Hassan Saadaoui, and Serge Ravaine  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 5, pp. 566-577 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.2.000566


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Abstract

We numerically investigate and experimentally demonstrate a new route to controllably manipulate the spontaneous decay rate of dipole emitters in coupled plasmonic modes. The structure under investigation is an hexagonal close-packed array of gold core - silica shell nanoparticles (NPs) sandwiched between two gold films. We show that the interaction of localized and propagating surface plasmon polaritons can dramatically enhance the spontaneous emission rate of quantum emitters (rhodamine isothiocyanate) grafted in the NP silica shell. This strong enhancement (70 – 100 times) further occurs on the whole, broadband emission spectrum (565 nm to 640 nm) of the emitters.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Plasmonics

History
Original Manuscript: February 9, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 26, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 26, 2012
Published: April 6, 2012

Citation
Renaud A. L. Vallée, Mélanie Ferrié, Hassan Saadaoui, and Serge Ravaine, "Broadband spontaneous emission rate enhancement through the design of plasmonic nanoantennas," Opt. Mater. Express 2, 566-577 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-2-5-566


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