In this letter, we study how coupling between AuNPs and ZnO thin films affects their emission properties. The emission intensity of ZnO thin films changes when Al2O3 spacer layer of different thickness is included in ZnO/Au films, consistent with theoretical predictions. The emission properties are also controlled using the polarization of the excitation source. Emission properties depended on the polarization of the excitation source because of the surface plasmon resonance of AuNPs. The photoluminescence anisotropy of these systems shows that enhanced photoluminescence can be achieved through coupling of the emission from ZnO with the surface plasmon resonance of AuNPs.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)