Decay rates near layers of Au nanospheres

Cristian A. Marocico, A. Louise Bradley
2012 2012 14th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON)  
The decay rate of quantum emitters near a layer of Au nanospheres is studied in the framework of a Green's tensor formalism. The localized surface plasmons that can be excited on the gold spheres provide a strong avenue for transporting the energy from the donors to the acceptors. The effect of the layer when compared to a single sphere depends on the concentration and distance in a non-trivial way, having a maximum at a finite distance.
doi:10.1109/icton.2012.6254403 fatcat:jlv2bqvgrnaklnnt37voxxqlcu