Centre for Micro-Photonics

Multi-photon luminescence of plasmonic nanoparticles

In this project, we study plasmon coupled nanoantenna and superstructures by means of linear and non-linear luminescence spectroscopy. We aim to understand the field enhancement mechanisms and to increase their luminescence quantum efficiency.

In particular, the plasmon coupling will be maximised to increase field strength inside the structure.

This project will help develop novel, non-toxic, highly efficient, linear and nonlinear luminescent markers that are stable and free of blinking or bleaching. Such markers will be great assets for targeted cell imaging, photodynamic cancer therapy and high density optical storage.

Research staff

Project leader: Associate Professor James Chon