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Title: Optical Control of Fluorescence through plasmonic eigenmode extinction

We introduce the concept of optical control of the fluorescence yield of CdSe quantum dots through plasmon-induced structural changes in random semicontinuous nanostructured gold films. We demonstrate that the wavelength- and polarization dependent coupling between quantum dots and the semicontinuous films, and thus the fluorescent emission spectrum, can be controlled and significantly increased through the optical extinction of a selective band of eigenmodes in the films. This optical method of effecting controlled changes in the metal nanostructure allows for versatile functionality in a single sample and opens a pathway to in situ control over the fluorescence spectrum.
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  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  2. National Taiwan Univ., Taipei (Taiwan)
  3. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
  4. Univ. of Science and Technology of China, Hefei (China). International Center for Quantum Design of Functional Materials (ICQD)
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Journal Name:
Scientific Reports
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 2045-2322
Nature Publishing Group
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States