Surface plasmon enhanced energy transfer between type I CdSe/ZnS and type II CdSe/ZnTe quantum dots

Wang, C. H.; Chen, C. W.; Chen, Y. T.; Wei, C. M.; Chen, Y. F.; Lai, C. W.; Ho, M. L.; Chou, P. T.; Hofmann, M.
February 2010
Applied Physics Letters;2/15/2010, Vol. 96 Issue 7, p071906
Academic Journal
Fluorescence resonant energy transfer (FRET) has been investigated between donor-acceptor pairs of type I CdSe/ZnS and type II CdSe/ZnTe quantum dots (QDs). An Au nanoparticles assisted FRET enhancement was clearly demonstrated. It is found that the efficiency of the energy transfer depends on the excitation wavelength and is largest when in resonance with the Au surface plasmon mode. With the large tunability of the emission intensity in near infrared region, our finding paves an excellent route for creating highly efficient optoelectronic devices and bioimaging labels derived from type II QDs.


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