Enhanced radiative emission rate and quantum efficiency in coupled silicon nanocrystal-nanostructured gold emitters

Julie S. Biteen, Domenico Pacifici, Nathan S Lewis, Harry A. Atwater

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Abstract

We report local-field-enhanced light emission from silicon nanocrystals close to a film of nanoporous gold. We resolve photoluminescence as the gold-Si nanocrystal separation distance is varied between 0 and 20 nm and observe a fourfold luminescence intensity enhancement concomitant with increases in the coupled silicon nanocrystal/nanoporous gold absorbance cross section and radiative decay rate. A detailed analysis of the luminescence data indicated a local-field-enhanced quantum efficiency of 58% for the Si nanocrystals coupled to the nanoporous gold layer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1768-1773
Number of pages6
JournalNano Letters
Volume5
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2005

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Enhanced radiative emission rate and quantum efficiency in coupled silicon nanocrystal-nanostructured gold emitters. / Biteen, Julie S.; Pacifici, Domenico; Lewis, Nathan S; Atwater, Harry A.

In: Nano Letters, Vol. 5, No. 9, 09.2005, p. 1768-1773.

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Biteen, Julie S. ; Pacifici, Domenico ; Lewis, Nathan S ; Atwater, Harry A. / Enhanced radiative emission rate and quantum efficiency in coupled silicon nanocrystal-nanostructured gold emitters. In: Nano Letters. 2005 ; Vol. 5, No. 9. pp. 1768-1773.
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