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Metal–Polymer–Metal Split-Dipole Nanoantennas

O'Carroll, Deirdre M. and Fakonas, James S. and Callahan, Dennis M. and Schierhorn, Martin and Atwater, Harry A. (2012) Metal–Polymer–Metal Split-Dipole Nanoantennas. Advanced Materials, 24 (23). OP136-OP142. ISSN 0935-9648. doi:10.1002/adma.201103396.

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The conjugated polymer semiconductor poly(3-hexylthiophene), (P3HT), is integrated directly into the slot region of resonant plasmonic split-dipole nanoantennas. The P3HT radiative emission rate is enhanced by a factor of up to 29, in experiment, and 550 for the ideal case, due to the large local density of optical states in the nanoantenna slot region. Additionally, the theoretical modified luminescence quantum efficiency is shown to increase from 1% to 45% for optimized nanoantenna parameters.

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Additional Information:© 2012 Wiley-VCH. Article first published online: 22 Mar 2012. Manuscript Revised: 29 Nov 2011. Manuscript Received: 3 Sep 2011. This work was supported by the DOE Office of Basic Energy Sciences “Light-Materials Interactions in Energy Conversion” Energy Frontier Research Center under grant DE-SC0001293 (D.M.C., H.A.A.), and also by the Air Force Offi ce of Scientific Research under grant FA9550-09-1-0673 (J.S.F.). D.M.O’C. acknowledges support from the 7 th European Community Framework Program (ACTOSPEC project; PIOF-GA-2008-221230) and Rutgers’ Institute for Advanced Materials, Devices and Nanotechnology. Use of laboratory facilities in the Nanostructures Group at ISIS, University of Strasbourg is gratefully acknowledged. Useful and supportive discussions with Carrie E. Hofmann, James A. Hutchison, and Shannon W. Boettcher during the course of this work are gratefully acknowledged.
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-SC000-1293
Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)FA9550-09-1-0673
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Official Citation:O'Carroll, D. M., Fakonas, J. S., Callahan, D. M., Schierhorn, M. and Atwater, H. A. (2012), Metal–Polymer–Metal Split-Dipole Nanoantennas. Adv. Mater., 24: OP136–OP142. doi: 10.1002/adma.201103396
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