Enhanced Light Emission from Erbium Doped Silicon Nitride in Plasmonic Metal-Insulator-Metal Structures

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Gong Y., Yerci S. , Li R., Dal Negro L., Vuckovic J.

OPTICS EXPRESS, vol.17, no.23, pp.20642-20650, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 23
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1364/oe.17.020642
  • Title of Journal : OPTICS EXPRESS
  • Page Numbers: pp.20642-20650


Plasmonic gratings and nano-particle arrays in a metal-insulator-metal structures are fabricated on an erbium doped silicon nitride layer. This material system enables simple fabrication of the structure, since the active nitride layer can be directly grown on metal. Enhancement of collected emission of up to 12 is observed on resonance, while broad off-resonant enhancement is also present. The output polarization behavior of the gratings and nano-particle arrays is investigated and matched to plasmonic resonances, and the behavior of coupled modes as a function of inter-particle distance is also discussed. (C) 2009 Optical Society of America