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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry Van Driel
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2009
  • pp: B130–B138

Laser-induced transfer of metallic nanodroplets for plasmonics and metamaterial applications

Arseniy I. Kuznetsov, Andrey B. Evlyukhin, Carsten Reinhardt, Andreas Seidel, Roman Kiyan, Wei Cheng, Aleksandr Ovsianikov, and Boris N. Chichkov  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 26, Issue 12, pp. B130-B138 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.26.00B130


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Abstract

A novel approach, to our knowledge, for the fabrication of metallic micro- and nanostructures based on femtosecond laser-induced transfer of metallic nanodroplets is developed. The controllable fabrication of high-quality spherical gold micro- and nanoparticles with radius of 100 800 nm is realized. In combination with the two-photon polymerization technique, this approach provides unique possibilities for the realization of plasmonic components and metamaterials. Polymer woodpile structures filled with gold nanoparticles are demonstrated. Scattering of surface plasmon polaritons on an individual spherical gold nanoparticle fabricated by the proposed method is investigated. The obtained results are supported by a numerical modeling using the Green’s tensor approach.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: August 13, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 14, 2009
Published: November 3, 2009

Citation
Arseniy I. Kuznetsov, Andrey B. Evlyukhin, Carsten Reinhardt, Andreas Seidel, Roman Kiyan, Wei Cheng, Aleksandr Ovsianikov, and Boris N. Chichkov, "Laser-induced transfer of metallic nanodroplets for plasmonics and metamaterial applications," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, B130-B138 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-26-12-B130


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