Inconsistency of basic optical processes in plasmonic nanocomposites

T. V. Shubina, V. A. Kosobukin, T. A. Komissarova, V. N. Jmerik, A. N. Semenov, B. Ya Meltser, P. S. Kop'Ev, S. V. Ivanov, A. Vasson, J. Leymarie, N. A. Gippius, T. Araki, T. Akagi, Y. Nanishi

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Plasmonic nanocomposites, comprising metallic clusters within a semiconductor matrix, exhibit a huge discrepancy between characteristic energies of luminescence, absorption, and generation of photocarriers. This phenomenon, discovered experimentally in InN/In and supported by GaAs/In data, appears because the optical processes occur in spatially different areas which undergo different influence of local plasmons. Manifestations of that in infrared emission and thermally detected absorption are considered using the formalism of electromagnetic enhancement, taking into account the statistics of cluster shapes and the transitions between parallel bands inherent for In.

Original languageEnglish
Article number153105
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2009
Externally publishedYes


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