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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 15 — Jul. 16, 2012
  • pp: 16186–16194

Near-field dynamic study of the nanoacoustic effect on the extraordinary transmission in gold nanogratings

Szu-Chi Yang, Hung-Pin Chen, Hui-Hsin Hsiao, Pei-Kuen Wei, Hung-Chun Chang, and Chi-Kuang Sun  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 15, pp. 16186-16194 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.016186


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Abstract

In this paper we report that nanoacoustic pulses can modulate the extraordinary optical transmission (EOT) in nanogratings with a high frequency bandwidth. This study was performed on gold nanogratings on top of a GaN crystal by combining a near-field scanning optical microscope with a femtosecond nanoultrasonic system. Experimental results indicate that the propagating longitudinal nanoacoustic pulses changed the refractive index of a GaN crystal and therefore modulated the near-field cavity mode behavior. Our finding suggests that the temporal modulation with a >11GHz bandwidth can be achieved, with a high potential for future temporal and high speed control on the EOT behavior in nanostructures.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(180.4243) Microscopy : Near-field microscopy

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: April 3, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 3, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 23, 2012
Published: July 2, 2012

Virtual Issues
Vol. 7, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Szu-Chi Yang, Hung-Pin Chen, Hui-Hsin Hsiao, Pei-Kuen Wei, Hung-Chun Chang, and Chi-Kuang Sun, "Near-field dynamic study of the nanoacoustic effect on the extraordinary transmission in gold nanogratings," Opt. Express 20, 16186-16194 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-15-16186


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