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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 8 — Jul. 30, 2009

Surface plasmon effects induced by uncollimated emission of semiconductor microstructures

Dominic Lepage and Jan J. Dubowski  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 12, pp. 10411-10418 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.010411


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Abstract

We have recently proposed an innovative microstructure for a monolithically integrated surface plasmon resonance (SPR) device comprising a metal coated SiO2 layer deposited atop a photoluminescence emitting quantum well (QW) wafer. The functioning of such a device is based on the uncollimated and incoherent emission of semiconductors. We discuss the results of our calculations aimed at the description of SPs coupling in QW semiconductor-based SPR architectures designed for biosensing applications. Two SPs modes could be coupled in the 0th diffraction order where the injected in-plane wavevectors from the QW structures can always meet SPR conditions. This results in increasing the SPs coupling efficiency up to 100 times higher than in case of indirect SPs injection.

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OCIS Codes
(170.4520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical confinement and manipulation
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: May 8, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 2, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 3, 2009
Published: June 5, 2009

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Dominic Lepage and Jan J. Dubowski, "Surface plasmon effects induced by uncollimated emission of semiconductor microstructures," Opt. Express 17, 10411-10418 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-12-10411


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