Surface plasmon-coupled directional fluorescence emission

Ignacy Gryczynski, Joanna Malicka, Zygmunt Gryczynski, Kazimierz Nowaczyk, Joseph R. Lakowicz

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Directional fluorescence emission of a sulforhodamine 101 in polyvinyl alcohol film has been observed from samples deposited on semi-transparent silver mirror. The fully p-polarized fluorescence emerges through the glass prism in form of hollow cone. The angle of this cone of emission depends on the thickness of the sample, and does not depend on the mode of excitation. The angular dependence of surface plasmon-coupled emission (SPCE) on the sample thickness has been discussed as well as its relevance to the surface plasmon resonance (SPR) analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-44
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2004
EventPlasmonics in Biology and Medicine - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 26 Jan 200427 Jan 2004


  • Directional emission
  • Silver film
  • Surface plasmon-coupled emission


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