Surface-Plasmon-Coupled Emission of Rhodamine 110 in a Silica Nanolayer

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  • Simeonika Rangełowa-Jankowska,

    1. Department of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Institute of Experimental Physics, University of Gdańsk, Wita Stwosza 57, 80-952 Gdańsk (Poland), Fax: (+48) 523-2063
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  • Dawid Jankowski,

    1. Department of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Institute of Experimental Physics, University of Gdańsk, Wita Stwosza 57, 80-952 Gdańsk (Poland), Fax: (+48) 523-2063
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  • Dr. Beata Grobelna,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Gdansk, Sobieskiego 18, 80-952 Gdańsk (Poland)
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  • Prof. Ignacy Gryczyński,

    1. Center for Commercialization of Fluorescence Technology, University of North Texas, 3500 Camp Bowie, 76107 Fort Worth (USA)
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  • Prof. Zygmunt Gryczyński,

    1. Center for Commercialization of Fluorescence Technology, University of North Texas, 3500 Camp Bowie, 76107 Fort Worth (USA)
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  • Dr. Robert Bogdanowicz,

    1. Department of Optoelectronics & Electronic Systems, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunication and Informatics, Gdansk University of Technology, Narutowicza 11/12, 80-952 Gdańsk
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  • Prof. Piotr Bojarski

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Institute of Experimental Physics, University of Gdańsk, Wita Stwosza 57, 80-952 Gdańsk (Poland), Fax: (+48) 523-2063
    • Department of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Institute of Experimental Physics, University of Gdańsk, Wita Stwosza 57, 80-952 Gdańsk (Poland), Fax: (+48) 523-2063
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Abstract

The first observation of strong directional surface-plasmon-coupled emission (SPCE) of Rhodamine 110 in silica nanofilms deposited on silver nanolayers is reported. The preparation of the material is described in detail. The intensity of SPCE exceeds 10 times that of free space fluorescence and total linear light polarization in the SPCE ring is observed. A new experimental setup and an original data collection method is presented. Our material completely preserves its fluorescence properties for at least eight months.

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