Frontiers of Physics

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 60–63 | Cite as

Surface plasmon coupled fluorescence in deep-ultraviolet excitation by Kretschmann configuration

  • Atsushi Ono
  • Masakazu Kikawada
  • Wataru Inami
  • Yoshimasa Kawata
Research Article


We report the experimental demonstration of fluorescence of CdSe quantum dots with surface plasmon excitation in deep-ultraviolet (deep-UV) region. Surface plasmon resonance in deep-UV is excited by aluminum thin film in the Kretschmann-Raether geometry. Considering the oxidation thickness of aluminum, the experimental results of incident angle dependence of reflectance show good agreement with Fresnel theory. Surface plasmon resonance with 19 nm-thick aluminum and 5 nm-thick alumina was excited at the incident angle of 48 degrees for 266 nm excitation. Fluorescence of CdSe quantum dots coated on this aluminum film was observed by the surface plasmon excitation.


surface plasmon polarities deep-ultraviolet light fluorescence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Atsushi Ono
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Masakazu Kikawada
    • 4
  • Wataru Inami
    • 1
    • 3
    • 4
  • Yoshimasa Kawata
    • 1
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Research Institute of ElectronicsShizuoka UniversityNaka, HamamatsuJapan
  2. 2.Department of Electronics and Materials Science, Graduate School of EngineeringShizuoka UniversityNaka, HamamatsuJapan
  3. 3.CRESTJapan Science and Technology AgencyKawaguchiJapan
  4. 4.Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of EngineeringShizuoka UniversityNaka, HamamatsuJapan

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