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  • Vol. 4, Iss. 10 — Oct. 2, 2009

Strong modification of light emission from a dye monolayer via Bloch surface waves

Marco Liscidini, Matteo Galli, Molu Shi, Giacomo Dacarro, Maddalena Patrini, Daniele Bajoni, and J. E. Sipe  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 15, pp. 2318-2320 (2009)

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We observe a strong modification of the emission properties of a rhodamine monolayer bonded to the surface of a 1D Si 1 x N x : H PhC. The photoluminescence signal observed at 670 nm is enhanced by more than 1 order of magnitude at the angle where the emitters are evanescently coupled to a Bloch surface wave supported by the structure. These results may be important for the design of efficient light-emitting devices and of optical sensors.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves
(300.2140) Spectroscopy : Emission
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: March 31, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 16, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 3, 2009
Published: July 24, 2009

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Vol. 4, Iss. 10 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Marco Liscidini, Matteo Galli, Molu Shi, Giacomo Dacarro, Maddalena Patrini, Daniele Bajoni, and J. E. Sipe, "Strong modification of light emission from a dye monolayer via Bloch surface waves," Opt. Lett. 34, 2318-2320 (2009)

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