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Surface plasmon enhanced emission from dye doped polymer layers

Neal, Terrell D. and Okamoto, Koichi and Scherer, Axel (2005) Surface plasmon enhanced emission from dye doped polymer layers. Optics Express, 13 (14). pp. 5522-5527. ISSN 1094-4087. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:NEAoe05

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Abstract

We have experimentally verified that the emission of visible light from dye doped polymers can be enhanced with the use of surface plasmon coupling. By matching the plasmon frequency of a thin unpatterned silver film to the emission of a dye doped polymer deposited onto this metal surface, we have observed a eleven-fold enhancement of light emission. By patterning the silver layer, we estimate that the plasmon frequency can be tuned to match dye doped polymer emission frequencies and even larger emission enhancements as well as extraction efficiencies are expected.


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Additional Information:© 2005 Optical Society of America Received 12 May 2005; revised 21 June 2005; accepted 4 July 2005 The authors wish to acknowledge support from NSF STC center and AFOSR Plasmon MURI. T.D.N. acknowledges support from the David and Lucille Packard Foundation Fellowship, now administered by AAAS.
Subject Keywords:(240) Optics at surfaces; (240.6680) Surface plasmons; (250) Optoelectronics; (250.3680) Light-emitting polymers
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