SPIE Photonics West Proceedings 2
Following in SPIE Photonics West conference in last January, we have a second proceedings paper published. This one corresponds to an invited contribution.
Enhanced fluorescence from metal nanoapertures: physical characterizations and biophotonic applications
J. Wenger, H. Aouani, D. Gérard, S. Blair, T.W. Ebbesen and H. Rigneault Proc. of SPIE, Proc. SPIE Vol. 7577, pp.75770J (2010)
A personal reprint can be found here.
The major contribution of this proceedings paper is to provide with the most general figures to predict the fluorescence enhancement factors by nanoapertures for almost every kind of fluorescent molecule. This knowledge is essential to discuss the ability to detect low-quantum yield species.
We also report of the following new results :
- detailed physical characterization of this phenomenon for apertures milled in gold and aluminum
- first demonstration of single metal nanoapertures to perform DNA hybridization sensing