In the presence of nanoscale silver island arrays, silicon quantum dots exhibit up to sevenfold luminescence enhancements at emission frequencies that correspond to the collective dipole plasmon resonance frequency of the Ag island array. Using electron-beam lithography to alter the pitch and particle diameter, this wavelength-selective enhancement can be varied as the metal array resonance wavelength is tuned from 600 to 900 nm. The luminescence intensity enhancement upon coupling is attributed to an increase in the radiative decay rate of the silicon quantum dots.

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Biteen, J.S, Lewis, N.S, Atwater, H.A, Mertens, H, & Polman, A. (2006). Spectral tunning of plasmon-enhanced silicon quantum dot luminescence. Appl. Phys. Lett., 88(Article number: 131109), 1–3. doi:10.1063/1.2191411