Directional two-photon induced surface plasmon-coupled emission

Ignacy Gryczynski, Joanna Malicka, Joseph R. Lakowicz, Ewa M. Goldys, Nils Calander, Zygmunt Gryczynski

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We measured a directional surface plasmon-coupled emission (SPCE) induced by a two-photon absorption. A 60 nm thick layer of poly(vinyl alcohol) film doped with rhodamine 123 was deposited on a silvered (50 nm Ag) glass slide, which was attached to a hemicylindrical glass prism. The 820 nm excitation from a femtosecond Ti:Sapphire laser was used either in reverse Kretschmann or Kretschmann configuration. The angular distribution of two-photon induced SPCE does not depend on the used configuration. The two-photon induced SPCE can be applied to improve immunoassays and deoxyribonucleic acid detection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-176
Number of pages4
JournalThin Solid Films
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 22 Nov 2005


  • Fluorescence
  • Silver
  • Surface plasmons


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