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Förster Resonance Energy Transfer Rate and Efficiency in Plasmonic Nanopatch Antennas

Hamza, Abdullah O.; Bouillard, Jean Sebastien G.; Adawi, Ali M.


Abdullah O. Hamza


Successful control of Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) through the engineering of the local density of optical states (LDOS) will allow us to develop novel strategies to fully exploit this phenomenon in key enabling technologies. Here we present an experimental and theoretical study on the effect of the LDOS on the FRET rate and efficiency in plasmonic nanopatch antennas formed between a gold nanoparticle and an extended silver film. Our results reveal that plasmonic nanopatch antennas of similar levels of LDOS exhibit comparable levels of FRET rate and FRET efficiency, demonstrating that LDOS plays an important part in controlling both FRET rate and efficiency. Our findings contribute to the ongoing debate about the relation between the FRET process and the LDOS, as well as directly impacting the development of novel FRET based light harvesting and sensing devices.


Hamza, A. O., Bouillard, J. S. G., & Adawi, A. M. (in press). Förster Resonance Energy Transfer Rate and Efficiency in Plasmonic Nanopatch Antennas. Chemphotochem,

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 31, 2022
Online Publication Date Feb 2, 2022
Deposit Date Feb 4, 2022
Publicly Available Date Feb 3, 2023
Journal ChemPhotoChem
Print ISSN 2367-0932
Electronic ISSN 2367-0932
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords Förster resonance energy transfer; Plasmonic nanogap; Nanopatch antennas; Local density of optical states
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