This paper presents measured fluorescence results for PMMA dye-coated 5 × 5 gold plasmonic nanoantenna arrays. We use numerical electromagnetic modeling to show how array size and element spacing can be used to control emitted beam shape and compare this with experimental data. The Friis formula from RF antenna theory is used to calculate the intensity enhancement produced by the array. A figure of merit is then developed, which accounts for the very small mode volume from which the array emission is occurring.
Bibliographical noteaccepted 16 August 2015
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