Enhancement of band gap emission stimulated by defect loss

H. Y. Lin, C. L. Cheng, Y. Y. Chou, L. L. Huang, Y. F. Chen, Kong-Thon Tsen

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Defect radiation has been always considered as the most important loss for an emitter based on band gap emission. Here, we propose a novel approach which goes against this conventional wisdom. Based on the resonance effect between the surface plasmon of metal nanoparticles and defect emission, it is possible to convert the useless defect radiation to the useful excitonic emission with a giant enhancement factor. Through the transfer of the energetic electrons excited by surface plasmon from metal nanoparticles to the conduction band of the emitter, the band gap emission can be greatly enhanced, while the defect emission can be suppressed to noise level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2372-2379
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Express
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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