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Nanomaterials 2015, 5(2), 895-905; doi:10.3390/nano5020895

Emission Properties of Fluorescent Nanoparticles Determined by Their Optical Environment

School of Physics, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia
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Academic Editor: Lorenzo Rosa
Received: 20 April 2015 / Revised: 11 May 2015 / Accepted: 25 May 2015 / Published: 29 May 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanophotonic Materials)
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Abstract

The emission rate of a radiating dipole within a nanoparticle is crucially dependent on its surrounding refractive index environment. In this manuscript, we present numerical results on how the emission rates are affected for nanoparticles in a homogenous and substrate environment. These results are general, applicable to any refractive index distribution and emitter. View Full-Text
Keywords: fluorescence; nanoparticles; emission rate fluorescence; nanoparticles; emission rate
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Chung, K.; Tomljenovic-Hanic, S. Emission Properties of Fluorescent Nanoparticles Determined by Their Optical Environment. Nanomaterials 2015, 5, 895-905.

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