16 February 2010 Numerical and experimental study of fluorescence enhancement with silica encapsulated metallic nanoparticles
Author Affiliations +
Proceedings Volume 7577, Plasmonics in Biology and Medicine VII; 75770L (2010) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.841747
Event: SPIE BiOS, 2010, San Francisco, California, United States
Abstract
A metallic nanoparticle can act as an optical antenna, enhancing the fluorescence of nearby fluorescent molecules. We investigate the effects of a silica spacer layer on this fluorescence enhancement. Numerical simulations using the Finite- Difference Time Domain (FDTD) method is performed to find the optimum size for the gold nanosphere core as well as the optimum thickness of the silica shell. We present the dependence of radiative decay rate and quantum yield of the fluorescent molecule with respect to varying silica layer thicknesses.
© (2010) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
J. B. Zhang, J. B. Zhang, J. F. Ho, J. F. Ho, L. Cheng, L. Cheng, Q. Q. Teo, Q. Q. Teo, J. Y. Sze, J. Y. Sze, B. Luk'yanchuk, B. Luk'yanchuk, } "Numerical and experimental study of fluorescence enhancement with silica encapsulated metallic nanoparticles", Proc. SPIE 7577, Plasmonics in Biology and Medicine VII, 75770L (16 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.841747; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.841747
PROCEEDINGS
7 PAGES


SHARE
Back to Top