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Journal of Physics: Conference Series 726, 012009 (2016)

ISSN: 1742-6596

Simple Model for Gold Nano Particles Concentration Dependence of Resonance Energy Transfer Intensity

N M Hoa, C V Ha, D T Nga, N T Lan, T H Nhung and N A Viet

Gold nano particles (GNPs) concentration dependence of the energy transfer occurs between the fluorophores and GNPs is investigated. In the case of theses pairs, GNPs can enhance or quench the fluorescence of fluorophores depending upon the relative magnitudes of two energy transfer mechanisms: i) the plasmonic field enhancement at the fluorophores emission frequencies (plasmon coupled fluorescence enhancement) and ii) the localized plasmon coupled Forster energy transfer from fluorescent particles to gold particles, which quenches the fluorescence. The competition of these mechanisms is depending on the spectral overlap of fluorophores and GNPs, their relative concentration, excitation wavelength. Simple two branches surface plasmon polariton model for GNPs concentration dependence of the energy transfer is proposed. The experimental data and theoretical results confirm our findings.

DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/726/1/012009