Enhanced light emission from erbium doped silicon nitride in plasmonic metal-insulator-metal structures.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Plasmonic gratings and nano-particle arrays in a metal-insulator-metal structures are fabricated on an erbium doped silicon nitride layer. This material system enables simple fabrication of the structure, since the active nitride layer can be directly grown on metal. Enhancement of collected emission of up to 12 is observed on resonance, while broad off-resonant enhancement is also present. The output polarization behavior of the gratings and nano-particle arrays is investigated and matched to plasmonic resonances, and the behavior of coupled modes as a function of inter-particle distance is also discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gong, Y; Yerci, S; Li, R; Dal Negro, L; Vucković, J

Published Date

  • November 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 23

Start / End Page

  • 20642 - 20650

PubMed ID

  • 19997293

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1094-4087

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1094-4087

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/oe.17.020642


  • eng