Hybrid plasmonic/semiconductor nanoparticle monolayer assemblies as hyperbolic metamaterials

Sergei Zhukovsky, Tuncay Ozel, Evren Mutlugun, Alexander Eychmüller, Andrei Lavrinenko, Hilmi Volkan Demir, Sergey V. Gaponenko

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We show that hybrid nanostructures made of alternating colloidal semiconductor quantum dot and metal nanoparticle monolayers can function as multilayer hyperbolic meta-materials. By choosing the thickness of the spacer between the quantum dot and nanoparticle layers, one can achieve the indefinite effective permittivity tensor of the structure. This results in increased photonic density of states and strong enhancement of quantum dot luminescence, in line with recent experimental results. Our findings demonstrate that hyperbolic metamaterials can increase the radiative decay rate of emission centers placed inside them.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBook of abstracts. META 2014 Conference
Publication date2014
ISBN (Electronic)978-2-9545460-2-5
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventMETA'14: 5th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 20 May 201423 May 2014
Conference number: 5


LocationNanyang Technological University
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Zhukovsky, S., Ozel, T., Mutlugun, E., Eychmüller, A., Lavrinenko, A., Demir, H. V., & Gaponenko, S. V. (2014). Hybrid plasmonic/semiconductor nanoparticle monolayer assemblies as hyperbolic metamaterials. In Book of abstracts. META 2014 Conference (pp. 1549-1551)