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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2013
  • pp: 383–389

Plasmon-induced enhancement of intra-ensemble FRET in quantum dots on wrinkled thin films

C. G. L. Ferri, R. H. Inman, B. Rich, A. Gopinathan, M. Khine, and S. Ghosh  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 3, Issue 3, pp. 383-389 (2013)

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We demonstrate increased intra-ensemble energy transfer (ET) in monodispersed semiconducting quantum dots (QDs), mediated by localized plasmons on metallic thin films with nano-scale wrinkles. The increased ET results in a net spectral red-shift, up to three-fold increase in emission intensity, and a faster radiative recombination rate of the ensemble. The extent of the red-shift is dependent on QD size, and is largest for the QDs where the absorption spectrum overlaps the plasmonic resonance of the film. This effect has a uniform, macroscopic manifestation and may provide an inexpensive option of improving performance of QD based photovoltaic devices.

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OCIS Codes
(250.5230) Optoelectronics : Photoluminescence
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

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Original Manuscript: October 31, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 14, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 16, 2013
Published: February 6, 2013

C. G. L. Ferri, R. H. Inman, B. Rich, A. Gopinathan, M. Khine, and S. Ghosh, "Plasmon-induced enhancement of intra-ensemble FRET in quantum dots on wrinkled thin films," Opt. Mater. Express 3, 383-389 (2013)

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