Journal article

Emission Properties of Fluorescent Nanoparticles Determined by Their Optical Environment

Kelvin Chung, Snjezana Tomljenovic-Hanic

NANOMATERIALS | MDPI | Published : 2015


The emission rate of a radiating dipole within a nanoparticle is crucially dependent on its surrounding refractive index environment. In this manuscript, we present numerical results on how the emission rates are affected for nanoparticles in a homogenous and substrate environment. These results are general, applicable to any refractive index distribution and emitter.

University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by ARC

Funding Acknowledgements

K.C. is supported by the Melbourne Research Scholarship awarded by The University of Melbourne. S.T.-H. is supported by an ARC Australian Research Fellowship (DP1096288). The numerical part of research was undertaken with the assistance of resources provided at the NCI National Facility systems at The Australian National University through the National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme supported by the Australian Government.