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Surface-plasmon-mediated energy transfer near metal nanoparticles
Author(s): Tigran V. Shahbazyan; Vitaliy N. Pustovit
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Paper Abstract

A unified theory of plasmon-assisted resonance energy transfer (RET) between molecules near a metal nanostructure is developed that maintains energy balance between transfer, dissipation, and radiation. It is shown that in a wide range of parameters, including in the near field, RET is dominated by plasmon-enhanced radiative transfer (PERT) rather than by a nonradiative transfer mechanism. The numerical calculations performed for molecules near the Ag nanoparticle indicate that RET magnitude is highly sensitive to molecules' positions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8096, Plasmonics: Metallic Nanostructures and Their Optical Properties IX, 80961F (21 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.893232
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Tigran V. Shahbazyan, Jackson State Univ. (United States)
Vitaliy N. Pustovit, Ctr. de Recherche Paul-Pascal, CNRS (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8096:
Plasmonics: Metallic Nanostructures and Their Optical Properties IX
Mark I. Stockman, Editor(s)

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