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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 19 — Sep. 12, 2011
  • pp: 18175–18181

Spectral tunability of a plasmonic antenna with a dielectric nanocrystal

Yury Alaverdyan, Nick Vamivakas, Joshua Barnes, Claire Lebouteiller, Jack Hare, and Mete Atatüre  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 19, pp. 18175-18181 (2011)

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We show that the positioning of a nanometer length scale dielectric object, such as a diamond nanocrystal, in the vicinity of a gold bowtie nanoantenna can be used to tune the plasmonic mode spectrum on the order of a linewidth. We further show that the intrinsic luminescence of gold enhanced in the presence of nanometer-scale roughness couples efficiently to the plasmon mode and carries the same polarization anisotropy. Our findings have direct implications for cavity quantum electrodynamics related applications of hybrid antenna-emitter complexes.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: May 18, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 20, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 21, 2011
Published: September 1, 2011

Yury Alaverdyan, Nick Vamivakas, Joshua Barnes, Claire Lebouteiller, Jack Hare, and Mete Atatüre, "Spectral tunability of a plasmonic antenna with a dielectric nanocrystal," Opt. Express 19, 18175-18181 (2011)

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