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Surface plasmon-enhanced photoluminescence of DCJTB by using silver nanoparticle arrays

Hsiang-Lin Huang, Chen Feng Chou, Shi Hua Shiao, Yi-Cheng Liu, Jian-Jang Huang, Shien Uang Jen, and Hai-Pang Chiang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue S5, pp. A901-A908 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.00A901


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Abstract

It is demonstrated that photoluminescence of DCJTB can be enhanced by surface plasmons occurred in silver nanoparticle arrays on glass substrates fabricated by using nanosphere lithography (NSL) combined with reactive ion etching (RIE). By changing the size of the seed polystyrene nanosphere with fixed thickness of SiO2 film as a buffer layer between silver nanoparticles and fluorescent dye, we systematically studied the interaction between surface plasmons in Ag nanostructures and fluorescent dye by measuring the photoluminescence and time-resolved photoluminescence (TRPL) of the samples. As compared with pure DCJTB, it is observed that PL enhancement as high as 9.4 times and life time shortening from 0.966 ns shortened to 0.63 ns can be achieved with polystyrene nanosphere 430nm in diameter. The physical origin due to plasmonic excitation has been clarified from 3D finite element simulations, as well as the assistance of UV-visible reflectance spectrum.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.2510) Physical optics : Fluorescence
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Plasmonics

History
Original Manuscript: June 28, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 6, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 26, 2013
Published: September 9, 2013

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Vol. 8, Iss. 10 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Hsiang-Lin Huang, Chen Feng Chou, Shi Hua Shiao, Yi-Cheng Liu, Jian-Jang Huang, Shien Uang Jen, and Hai-Pang Chiang, "Surface plasmon-enhanced photoluminescence of DCJTB by using silver nanoparticle arrays," Opt. Express 21, A901-A908 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-S5-A901


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