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Hybrid Metal-Dielectric Nano-Aperture Antenna for Surface Enhanced Fluorescence

State Key Laboratory for Mesoscopic Physics & Collaborative Innovation Center of Quantum Matter, School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Collaborative Innovation Center of Extreme Optics, Shanxi University, Taiyuan 030006, China
EPF—École d’ingénieurs, 3 bis rue Lakanal, 92330 Sceaux, France
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Materials 2018, 11(8), 1435;
Received: 26 June 2018 / Revised: 10 August 2018 / Accepted: 13 August 2018 / Published: 14 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Plasmonics and its Applications)
A hybrid metal-dielectric nano-aperture antenna is proposed for surface-enhanced fluorescence applications. The nano-apertures that formed in the composite thin film consist of silicon and gold layers. These were numerically investigated in detail. The hybrid nano-aperture shows a more uniform field distribution within the apertures and a higher antenna quantum yield than pure gold nano-apertures. The spectral features of the hybrid nano-apertures are independent of the aperture size. This shows a high enhancement effect in the near-infrared region. The nano-apertures with a dielectric gap were then demonstrated theoretically for larger enhancement effects. The hybrid nano-aperture is fully adaptable to large-scale availability and reproducible fabrication. The hybrid antenna will improve the effectiveness of surface-enhanced fluorescence for applications, including sensitive biosensing and fluorescence analysis. View Full-Text
Keywords: plasmonics; nano-aperture; surface-enhanced fluorescence; antenna; hybrid plasmonics; nano-aperture; surface-enhanced fluorescence; antenna; hybrid
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Lu, G.; Xu, J.; Wen, T.; Zhang, W.; Zhao, J.; Hu, A.; Barbillon, G.; Gong, Q. Hybrid Metal-Dielectric Nano-Aperture Antenna for Surface Enhanced Fluorescence. Materials 2018, 11, 1435.

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