Efficient coupling of nanoemitters to photonic or plasmonic structures requires the control of the orientation of the emitting dipoles. Nevertheless controlling the dipole orientation remains an experimental challenge. Many experiments rely on the realization of numerous samples, in order to be able to statistically get a well aligned dipole to realize an efficient coupling to a nanostructure. In order to avoid these statistical trials, the knowledge of the nature of the emitter and its orientation is crucial for a deterministical approach. We developed a method , relying on the combination of polarimetric measurement and emission diagram which gives fine information both on the emitting dipolar transition involved and on the dipolar orientation
We analyse by this method square and rectangle single colloidal CdSe/CdS nanoplatetelets. We demonstrate that their emission can be described by just by two orthogonal dipoles lying in the plane of the platelets. More surprisingly the emission of the square nanoplatelets is not polarised whereas the rectangle one is. We demonstrate that this polarized emission is due to the rectangular shape anisotropy by a dielectric effect.
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Fu Feng, Thu Loan N'Guyen, Michel Nasilowski, Clotilde M. Lethiec, Benoit Dubertret, Laurent Coolen, and Agnès Maître, "Polarized and asymmetric emission of single colloidal nanoplatelets (Conference Presentation)," Proc. SPIE 10114, Quantum Dots and Nanostructures: Growth, Characterization, and Modeling XIV, 101140D (Presented at SPIE OPTO: January 31, 2017; Published: 28 April 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2255041.5395679965001.
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