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Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

| EXPLORING THE INTERFACE OF LIGHT AND BIOMEDICINE

  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 4 — Apr. 23, 2008

Emission and excitation contributions to enhanced single molecule fluorescence by gold nanometric apertures

Jérôme Wenger, Davy Gérard, José Dintinger, Oussama Mahboub, Nicolas Bonod, Evgeny Popov, Thomas W. Ebbesen, and Hervé Rigneault  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 5, pp. 3008-3020 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.003008


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Abstract

We detail the role of single nanometric apertures milled in a gold film to enhance the fluorescence emission of Alexa Fluor 647 molecules. Combining fluorescence correlation spectroscopy and lifetime measurements, we determine the respective contributions of excitation and emission in the observed enhanced fluorescence. We characterize a broad range of nanoaperture diameters from 80 to 310 nm, and highlight the link between the fluorescence enhancement and the local photonic density of states. These results are of great interest to increase the effectiveness of fluorescence-based single molecule detection and to understand the interaction between a quantum emitter and a nanometric metal structure.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1220) Diffraction and gratings : Apertures
(170.6280) Medical optics and biotechnology : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: January 31, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 15, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 15, 2008
Published: February 20, 2008

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Vol. 3, Iss. 4 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Jérôme Wenger, Davy Gérard, José Dintinger, Oussama Mahboub, Nicolas Bonod, Evgeny Popov, Thomas W. Ebbesen, and Hervé Rigneault, "Emission and excitation contributions to enhanced single molecule fluorescence by gold nanometric apertures," Opt. Express 16, 3008-3020 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-5-3008


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