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Fluorescent emission enhancement by aluminium nanoantenna arrays in the near UV

Dorh, N; Sarua, A; Stokes, J; Hueting, N A; Cryan, M J

Authors

N Dorh

A Sarua

J Stokes

N A Hueting

M J Cryan



Abstract

In this paper, we demonstrate fluorescence enhancement of a laser dye, using aluminium nanoantenna arrays designed for the near UV range. A series of nanorod arrays were fabricated by focused ion beam milling then spin-coated with a dye with an intrinsic quantum yield (QY) in the range 0.5 to 0.6. Scanning confocal photoluminescence measurements of the arrays show up to 1.9× enhancement of the fluorescence signal compared to the reference on glass. The observed near UV fluorescence enhancement is affected by the relatively high intrinsic QY of the dye and coupling to an array mode. FDTD modelling predicts strong dependence of the emission on angle, with maximum emission at high angles with respect to normal. The model predicts that using a lens with a numerical aperture of 0.9 would lead to an enhancement of up to ~6×.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jul 1, 2016
Journal Journal of Optics
Print ISSN 2040-8978
Electronic ISSN 2040-8986
Publisher IOP Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 18
Issue 7
Pages 075008
APA6 Citation Dorh, N., Sarua, A., Stokes, J., Hueting, N. A., & Cryan, M. J. (2016). Fluorescent emission enhancement by aluminium nanoantenna arrays in the near UV. Journal of Optics, 18(7), 075008. doi:10.1088/2040-8978/18/7/075008
DOI https://doi.org/10.1088/2040-8978/18/7/075008
Publisher URL http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/2040-8978/18/7/075008/meta
Additional Information Journal title: Journal of Optics; Article type: paper; Article title: Fluorescent emission enhancement by aluminium nanoantenna arrays in the near UV; Copyright information: © 2016 IOP Publishing Ltd; Date received: 2015-11-27; Date accepted: 2016-03-01; Online publication date: 2016-05-26
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