Emission of light through thin silver films via near-field coupling to surface plasmon polaritons

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Emission of light through thin silver films via near-field coupling to surface plasmon polaritons

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dc.contributor.author Winter, G. en_GB
dc.contributor.author Barnes, William L. en_GB
dc.contributor.department University of Exeter en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2008-07-25T15:26:39Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T11:55:12Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T13:20:38Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_GB
dc.description.abstract We show that the emission of light from a dye layer through an adjacent thin silver film is maximal for a silver thickness of approximately 50 nm. This effect is explained as the result of competition between enhancement of the electric field at the metal surface due to the excitation of a surface plasmon-polariton mode, the amount of power coupled to the surface plasmon-polariton mode, and the attenuation of the field transmitted through the silver, all three of which vary with metal thickness. We indicate how these findings may be of relevance in the design of some surface plasmon-polariton-based fluorescence biosensing schemes. en_GB
dc.identifier.citation 88 (5), article 051109 en_GB
dc.identifier.doi 10.1063/1.2170426 en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/33275 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher American Institute of Physics en_GB
dc.relation.url http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2170426 en_GB
dc.relation.url http://link.aip.org/link/?APPLAB/88/051109/1 en_GB
dc.subject silver en_GB
dc.subject metallic thin films en_GB
dc.subject surface plasmons en_GB
dc.subject polaritons en_GB
dc.subject optical films en_GB
dc.title Emission of light through thin silver films via near-field coupling to surface plasmon polaritons en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2008-07-25T15:26:39Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T11:55:12Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T13:20:38Z
dc.identifier.issn 0003-6951 en_GB
dc.description Copyright © 2006 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in Applied Physics Letters 88 (2006) and may be found at http://link.aip.org/link/?APPLAB/88/051109/1 en_GB
dc.identifier.journal Applied Physics Letters en_GB


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