Plasmon-modulated photoluminescence from gold nanostructures and its dependence on plasmon resonance, excitation energy, and band structure

Loan Le Thi Ngoc, Justyna Wiedemair, Albert van den Berg, Edwin T. Carlen

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    Two distinct single-photon plasmon-modulated photoluminescence processes are generated from nanostructured gold surfaces by tuning the spectral overlap of the incident laser source, localized surface plasmon resonance band, and the interband transitions between the d and sp bands, near the X-and L-symmetry points of the electronic band structure of gold. In the main section of the article, the characteristics of these photoluminescence processes are described and discussed. In the last section, the background continuum accompanying surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) spectra from benzenethiol and 4-mercaptopyridine self-assembled monolayers chemisorbed on nanostructured gold surfaces is shown to originate from plasmon-modulated photoluminescence.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)5547-5564
    Number of pages18
    JournalOptics express
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Mar 2015

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