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Förster Resonance Energy Transfer Between Molecules In The Vicinity Of Graphene- Coated Nanoparticles, Tingting Bian, Railing Chang, Pui T. Leung Oct 2016

Förster Resonance Energy Transfer Between Molecules In The Vicinity Of Graphene- Coated Nanoparticles, Tingting Bian, Railing Chang, Pui T. Leung

Physics Faculty Publications and Presentations

The recent demonstration of the plasmonic enhanced Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) between two molecules in the vicinity of planar graphene monolayers is further investigated using graphene-coated nanoparticles (GNP). Due to the flexibility of these nanostructures in terms of their geometric (size) and dielectric (e.g. core material) properties, greater tunability of the FRET enhancement can be achieved employing the localized surface plasmons. It is found that while the typical characteristic graphene plasmonic enhancements are manifested from using these GNP’s, even higher enhancements can be possible via doping and manipulating the core materials. In addition, the broadband characteristics is ...


Determination Of The Goos-Hänchen Shift In Dielectric Waveguides Via Photo Emission Electron Microscopy In The Visible Spectrum, Theodore Stedmark, Robert Campbell Word, Rolf Kӧnenkamp Feb 2016

Determination Of The Goos-Hänchen Shift In Dielectric Waveguides Via Photo Emission Electron Microscopy In The Visible Spectrum, Theodore Stedmark, Robert Campbell Word, Rolf Kӧnenkamp

Physics Faculty Publications and Presentations

Photoemission Electron Microscopy (PEEM) is a versatile tool that relies on the photoelectric effect to produce high-resolution images. Pulse lasers allow for multi-photon PEEM where multiple photons are required excite a single electron. This non-linear process can directly image the near field region of electromagnetic fields in materials. We use this ability here to analyze wave propagation in a linear dielectric waveguide with wavelengths of 410nm and 780nm. The propagation constant of the waveguide can be extracted from the interference pattern created by the coupled and incident light and shows distinct polarization dependence. The electromagnetic field interaction at the boundaries ...


Molecular Fluorescence In The Vicinity Of A Charged Metallic Nanoparticle, H. Y. Chung, P. T. Leung, D. P. Tsai Nov 2013

Molecular Fluorescence In The Vicinity Of A Charged Metallic Nanoparticle, H. Y. Chung, P. T. Leung, D. P. Tsai

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The modified fluorescence properties of a molecule in the vicinity of a metallic nanoparticle are further studied accounting for the possible existence of extraneous charges on the particle surface. This is achieved via a generalization of the previous theory of Bohren and Hunt for light scattering from a charged sphere, with the results applied to the calculation of the various decay rates and fluorescence yield of the admolecule. Numerical results show that while charge effects will in general blue-shift all the plasmonic resonances of the metal particle, both the quantum yield and the fluorescence yield can be increased at emission ...


Photoemission From Localized Surface Plasmons In Fractal Metal Nanostructures, Robert Campbell Word, Rolf Könenkamp, T. T. Dornan Jun 2010

Photoemission From Localized Surface Plasmons In Fractal Metal Nanostructures, Robert Campbell Word, Rolf Könenkamp, T. T. Dornan

Physics Faculty Publications and Presentations

We use photoemission microscopy to characterize localized surface plasmon distributions in nanostructured gold layers on indium-tin-oxide/glass substrates. The Au films have a fractal dimension of ∼1.3 and smallest feature sizes of ∼100 nm. We use femtosecond laser pulses at a wavelength of ∼800 nm for the plasmon excitation. Photoelectron emission occurs by a three-photon process in localized areas of indium-tin-oxide with ∼70 nm diameter. In these areas the photoemission rate is enhanced several thousand fold compared to nonstructured surface areas. The results show that plasmon enhanced photoemission can be induced in a nonabsorbing material in proximity to a ...


High-Resolution Angular Measurement Using Surface-Plasmon-Resonance Via Phase Interrogation At Optimal Incident Wavelengths, P.T. Leung, Hai-Pang Chiang, Jing-Lun Lin, Railing Chang, Sheng-Yu Su Oct 2005

High-Resolution Angular Measurement Using Surface-Plasmon-Resonance Via Phase Interrogation At Optimal Incident Wavelengths, P.T. Leung, Hai-Pang Chiang, Jing-Lun Lin, Railing Chang, Sheng-Yu Su

Physics Faculty Publications and Presentations

It is demonstrated that ultrahigh-resolution angular measurement can be achieved via surface-plasmon-resonance excitation in which the phase difference between p- and s-polarized reflected waves is monitored as a function of the incidence angle. Resolutions down to 1.9 x 10(-6) deg are obtained by performing the measurements at optimal incident wavelengths. This represents an order of magnitude improvement compared with previously reported values.


Frequency Shifts Of Molecules At Rough Metal Surfaces, M. H. Hider, P.T. Leung Aug 1991

Frequency Shifts Of Molecules At Rough Metal Surfaces, M. H. Hider, P.T. Leung

Physics Faculty Publications and Presentations

The frequency shifts for dipolar transitions of molecules at rough metallic surfaces are studied in a phenomenological model following the approach of the authors' previous work [Phys. Rev. B 36, 4664 (1987)], with the surface roughness modeled by a shallow grating profile in most cases. The main findings here are as follows: (1) such surface-induced shifts are indeed observable for molecular frequencies away from the surface-plasmon resonance frequency of the metal; (2) the presence of surface roughness can either enhance or suppress the flat-surface-induced shifts, leading to extra morphology-dependent resonances originated from the radiative coupling between the molecular emission and ...