Effect of surface plasmon resonance in TiO2/Au thin films on the fluorescence of self-assembled CdTe QDs structure

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Author(s)

  • I. Moura
  • M. F. Cerqueira
  • D. Melnikau
  • D. Savateeva
  • Y. Rakovich
  • And 3 others
  • J. Borges
  • F. Vaz
  • M. Vasilevskiy

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number12025
Journal / PublicationJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume605
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2015
Externally publishedYes

Conference

Title23rd Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Enlightening the Future, ICO 2014
PlaceSpain
CitySantiago de Compostela
Period26 - 29 August 2014

Abstract

The exceptional properties of localised surface plasmons (LSPs), such as local field enhancement and confinement effects, resonant behavior, make them ideal candidates to control the emission of luminescent nanoparticles. In the present work, we investigated the LSP effect on the steady-state and time-resolved emission properties of quantum dots (QDs) by organizing the dots into self-assembled dendrite structures deposited on plasmonic nanostructures. Self-assembled structures consisting of water-soluble CdTe mono-size QDs, were developed on the surface of co-sputtered TiO2 thin films doped with Au nanoparticles (NPs) annealed at different temperatures. Their steady-state fluorescence properties were probed by scanning the spatially resolved emission spectra and the energy transfer processes were investigated by the fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) microscopy. Our results indicate that a resonant coupling between excitons confined in QDs and LSPs in Au NPs located beneath the self-assembled structure indeed takes place and results in (i) a shift of the ground state luminescence towards higher energies and onset of emission from excited states in QDs, and (ii) a decrease of the ground state exciton lifetime (fluorescence quenching).

Citation Format(s)

Effect of surface plasmon resonance in TiO2/Au thin films on the fluorescence of self-assembled CdTe QDs structure. / Moura, I.; Cerqueira, M. F.; Melnikau, D.; Savateeva, D.; Rakovich, Y.; Borges, J.; Vaz, F.; Vasilevskiy, M.

In: Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol. 605, No. 1, 12025, 28.04.2015.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review