, Volume 11, Issue 5, pp 1239–1246 | Cite as

Förster Resonance Energy Transfer Between Molecules in the Vicinity of Graphene-Coated Nanoparticles

  • Tingting BianEmail author
  • Railing Chang
  • P. T. Leung


The recent demonstration of the plasmonic-enhanced Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) between two molecules in the vicinity of planar graphene monolayers is further investigated using graphene-coated nanoparticles (GNP). Due to the flexibility of these nanostructures in terms of their geometric (size) and dielectric (e.g., core material) properties, greater tunability of the FRET enhancement can be achieved employing the localized surface plasmons. It is found that while the typical characteristic graphene plasmonic enhancements are manifested from using these GNPs, even higher enhancements can be possible via doping and manipulating the core materials. In addition, the broadband characteristics are further expanded by the closely spaced multipolar plasmon resonances of the GNPs.


Graphene plasmonics Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) 



This work was supported by Beijing Talent Fund (grant no. 2014000020124G061), as well as by the National Science Council of Taiwan through grant MOST 103-2112-M-019-003-MY3. PTL thanks Prof. Hai-Pang Chiang for his hosting during his visit to NTOU.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Foundational Science, Institute of Applied ScienceBeijing Union UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Institute of Optoelectronic SciencesNational Taiwan Ocean UniversityKeelungChina
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsPortland State UniversityPortlandUSA

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