Purcell effect of nanoshell dimer on single molecule's fluorescence

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Chang Gung University, Kwei-Shan, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan.
Optics Express (Impact Factor: 3.49). 09/2009; 17(16):13532-40. DOI: 10.1364/OE.17.013532
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The Purcell effect of a nanoshell dimer on the fluorescence of a single molecule placed within the dimer's gap is studied. The numerical results show that the nanoshell dimer acts as an antenna, making the energy transfer from an excited molecule to the dimer more efficient, and as a lowpass filter for the radiation of fluorescence to the far field. Moreover, the enhancement factor of a nanoshell dimer on the fluorescence is much higher than that of a solid Au dimer in the longer-wavelength regime.

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