In the presence of nanoscale silver island arrays, silicon quantum dots exhibit up to sevenfold luminescence enhancements at emission frequencies that correspond to the collective dipole plasmon resonance frequency of the Ag island array. Using electron-beam lithography to alter the pitch and particle diameter, this wavelength-selective enhancement can be varied as the metal array resonance wavelength is tuned from . The luminescence intensity enhancement upon coupling is attributed to an increase in the radiative decay rate of the silicon quantum dots.
Spectral tuning of plasmon-enhanced silicon quantum dot luminescence
Julie S. Biteen, Nathan S. Lewis, Harry A. Atwater, Hans Mertens, Albert Polman; Spectral tuning of plasmon-enhanced silicon quantum dot luminescence. Appl. Phys. Lett. 27 March 2006; 88 (13): 131109. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2191411
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