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.
- Surface plasmons