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  • Editor: C. Martijin de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 7 — Mar. 28, 2011
  • pp: 6179–6181

Role of near-field enhancement in plasmonic laser nanoablation using gold nanorods on a silicon substrate: reply

R. K. Harrison and Adela Ben-Yakar  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 7, pp. 6179-6181 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.006179


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Abstract

We disagree with the analysis completed by Meunier and colleagues in their comment [Opt. Express 19, 6177 (2011)] regarding our previously published article [Opt. Express 18, 22556 (2010)]. The theoretical basis behind their argument against our conclusions is invalid due to their incorrectly applied assumptions. We provide here the theoretical basis supporting the Poynting vector as a valid and improved predictor for ablation in comparison with the square of the electric field magnitude. We also argue that their experimental results neither prove their conclusion nor disagree with our findings.

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OCIS Codes
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(350.3390) Other areas of optics : Laser materials processing
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Laser Microfabrication

History
Original Manuscript: March 1, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 15, 2011
Published: March 17, 2011

Citation
R. K. Harrison and Adela Ben-Yakar, "Role of near-field enhancement in plasmonic laser nanoablation using gold nanorods on a silicon substrate: reply," Opt. Express 19, 6179-6181 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-7-6179


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