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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 22 — Oct. 24, 2011
  • pp: 22113–22124

Multi-wavelength mid-infrared plasmonic antennas with single nanoscale focal point

Romain Blanchard, Svetlana V. Boriskina, Patrice Genevet, Mikhail A. Kats, Jean-Philippe Tetienne, Nanfang Yu, Marlan O. Scully, Luca Dal Negro, and Federico Capasso  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 22, pp. 22113-22124 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.022113


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Abstract

We propose and demonstrate a novel photonic-plasmonic antenna capable of confining electromagnetic radiation at several mid-infrared wavelengths to a single sub-wavelength spot. The structure relies on the coupling between the localized surface plasmon resonance of a bow-tie nanoantenna with the photonic modes of surrounding multi-periodic particle arrays. Far-field measurements of the transmission through the central bow-tie demonstrate the presence of Fano-like interference effects resulting from the interaction of the bow-tie antenna with the surrounding nanoparticle arrays. The near-field of the multi-wavelength antenna is imaged using an aperture-less near-field scanning optical microscope. This antenna is relevant for the development of near-field probes for nanoimaging, spectroscopy and biosensing.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Plasmonics

History
Original Manuscript: July 20, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 12, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 12, 2011
Published: October 24, 2011

Virtual Issues
Vol. 6, Iss. 11 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics
Collective Phenomena (2011) Optics Express

Citation
Romain Blanchard, Svetlana V. Boriskina, Patrice Genevet, Mikhail A. Kats, Jean-Philippe Tetienne, Nanfang Yu, Marlan O. Scully, Luca Dal Negro, and Federico Capasso, "Multi-wavelength mid-infrared plasmonic antennas with single nanoscale focal point," Opt. Express 19, 22113-22124 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-22-22113


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