Influence of Plasmon Resonance in Silver Island Film on the Optical Properties of Peridinin-Chlorophyll-Protein Light-Harvesting Complexes
K.K. Ciszaka, M. Olejnika, J. Strzeleckia, B. Krajnika, D. Piątkowskia, E. Hofmannb and S. Mackowskia
aInstitute of Physics, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Grudziądzka 5, 87-100 Toruń, Poland
bDepartment of Biology and Biotechnology, Ruhr-University Bochum, D-44780 Bochum, Germany
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We study the effect of plasmon excitations in silver island film on the optical properties of peridinin-chlorophyll-protein light-harvesting complex using scanning fluorescence microscopy. With this technique we can unambiguously locate areas where the biomolecules are deposited on the metallic nanostructures from the areas where they stick to the glass surface. The enhancement factor of fluorescence intensity obtained for such a hybrid nanostructure is found to be 3. Plasmon excitations in the SIF layer also influence the dynamics of the emission, but in this case the interpretation of the results is more complex.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.122.275
PACS numbers: 33.50.Dq, 73.20.Mf, 87.15.M-, 81.07.Pr