Excitation enhancement of a quantum dot coupled to a plasmonic antenna

Esteban Bermúdez Ureña, Mark P. Kreuzer, Stella Itzhakov, Hervé Rigneault, Romain Quidant, Dan Oron, Jérôme Wenger

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Plasmonic antennas are key elements to control the luminescence of quantum emitters. However, the antenna's influence is often hidden by quenching losses. Here, the luminescence of a quantum dot coupled to a gold dimer antenna is investigated. Detailed analysis of the multiply excited states quantifies the antenna's influence on the excitation intensity and the luminescence quantum yield separately.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)OP314-OP320
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number44
Publication statusPublished - Nov 20 2012



  • colloidal quantum dots
  • luminescence enhancement
  • optical antenna
  • plasmonics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Ureña, E. B., Kreuzer, M. P., Itzhakov, S., Rigneault, H., Quidant, R., Oron, D., & Wenger, J. (2012). Excitation enhancement of a quantum dot coupled to a plasmonic antenna. Advanced Materials, 24(44), OP314-OP320. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201202783