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Tailoring local density of optical states to control emission intensity and anisotropy of quantum dots in hybrid photonic-plasmonic templates

Indukuri, Chaitanya and Mukherjee, Arnab and Basu, JK (2015) Tailoring local density of optical states to control emission intensity and anisotropy of quantum dots in hybrid photonic-plasmonic templates. In: APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 106 (13).

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Abstract

We report results of controlled tuning of the local density of states (LDOS) in versatile, flexible, and hierarchical self assembled plasmonic templates. Using 5 nm diameter gold (Au) spherical nanoantenna within a polymer template randomly dispersed with quantum dots, we show how the photoluminescence intensity and lifetime anisotropy of these dots can be significantly enhanced through LDOS tuning. Finite difference time domain simulations corroborate the experimental observations and extend the regime of enhancement to a wider range of geometric and spectral parameters bringing out the versatility of these functional plasmonic templates. It is also demonstrated how the templates act as plasmonic resonators for effectively engineer giant enhancement of the scattering efficiency of these nano antenna embedded in the templates. Our work provides an alternative method to achieve spontaneous emission intensity and anisotropy enhancement with true nanoscale plasmon resonators. (C) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: ENHANCEMENT; CRYSTALS; ANTENNAS; NANOCAVITIES; MICROCAVITY; LIGHT
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
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Date Deposited: 13 May 2015 07:17
Last Modified: 13 May 2015 07:17
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/51521

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