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Surface plasmon polariton mediated emission of light
Author(s): William L. Barnes; Stephen Wedge
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Paper Abstract

We indicate the ways in which surface plasmon polariton modes may be used to as a means to enhance the emission of light through a thin metallic film. Emitters couple to surface plasmon polariton modes by near-field coupling and microstructure is used to couple the surface plasmon polariton modes to light by Bragg scattering. We discuss both the use of coupled surface plasmon modes and the problems associated with the relative phase of the different scattering mechanisms that can produce radiated light. These concepts are explored in the context of organic light emitting diodes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 2004
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5450, Photonic Crystal Materials and Nanostructures, (15 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.555934
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William L. Barnes, Univ. of Exeter (United Kingdom)
Stephen Wedge, Univ. of Exeter (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5450:
Photonic Crystal Materials and Nanostructures
Richard M. De La Rue; Pierre Viktorovitch; Clivia M. Sotomayor Torres; Michele Midrio, Editor(s)

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