META Conference, META'12

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Surface Plasmon Enhanced Luminescence Up-Conversion
Won Park, Elisabeth Rengnath, Dawei Lu, Xiaoqiang Yu, Zhihua Li, J.S. Lemaire, Chris Summers

Last modified: 2012-01-23

Abstract


We report surface plasmon enhanced up-conversion in NaYF4:Yb3+,Er3+ phosphor nanoparticles. A silver nanograting structure was used to produce a surface plasmon resonance at the energy of the Förster transfer process. The enhanced up-converted Er3+ luminescence intensity, and shortened decay time of the Yb3+ luminescence, confirms surface plasmon enhancement of the Förster transfer process between Yb3+ and Er3+.


Keywords


plasmonics; luminescence up-conversion