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Light emission enhancement using randomly distributed plasmonic nanoparticle arrays

Butkus, J.; Edwards, A. P.; Quacquarelli, F. P.; Adawi, A. M.


J. Butkus

A. P. Edwards

F. P. Quacquarelli


We have fabricated and characterised the optical properties of solution processed randomly distributed gold nanoparticle plasmonic arrays that are coated with a thin-film fluorescent dye. Three times enhancement in the emission intensity of the fluorescent dye Pyridine 2 has been observed. Our results are further supported by finite difference time domain simulations that predicted up to 7 times enhancements in the emission intensity as a result of the coupling between the molecular dipoles and the confined field in the underlying plasmonic array. Our results demonstrate the potential of using such structures in organic light emitting devices and chemical and bio-sensing applications.


Butkus, J., Edwards, A. P., Quacquarelli, F. P., & Adawi, A. M. (2014). Light emission enhancement using randomly distributed plasmonic nanoparticle arrays. Optical materials, 36(9), 1502-1505.

Acceptance Date Apr 4, 2014
Online Publication Date May 5, 2014
Publication Date 2014-07
Deposit Date Oct 27, 2015
Publicly Available Date Nov 23, 2017
Journal Optical materials
Print ISSN 0925-3467
Electronic ISSN 1873-1252
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 36
Issue 9
Pages 1502-1505
Keywords Plasmonic array; Metallic nano-particles; Fluorescent dye
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Additional Information Authors' accepted manuscript of article published in: Optical materials, 2014, v.36, issue 9


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