We demonstrate that the coupling between light emitters in extended polymer layers and modes supported by arrays of plasmonic particles can be selectively enhanced by accurate positioning of the emitters in regions where the electric field intensity of a given mode is maximized. The enhancement, which we measure to reach up to 70%, is due to the improved spatial overlap and coupling between the optical mode and emitters. This improvement of the coupling leads to a modification of the emission spectrum and the luminous efficacy of the sample.

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Ramezani, M, Lozano, G, Verschuuren, M.A, & Gómez Rivas, J. (2016). Modified emission of extended light emitting layers by selective coupling to collective lattice resonances. Phys. Rev. B, 94(Article number: 125406), 1–7. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.94.125406