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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 20 — Oct. 7, 2013
  • pp: 23097–23106

Nanoplasmonic surfaces enabling strong surface-normal electric field enhancement

Kıvanç Güngör, Emre Ünal, and Hilmi Volkan Demir  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 20, pp. 23097-23106 (2013)

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Conventional two-dimensional (2D) plasmonic arrays provide electric field intensity enhancement in the plane, typically with a surface coverage around 50% in the plan-view. Here, we show nanoplasmonic three-dimensional (3D) surfaces with 100% surface coverage enabling strong surface-normal field enhancement. Experimental measurements are found to agree well with the full electromagnetic solution. Along with the surface-normal localization when using the plasmonic 3D-surface, observed maximum field enhancement is 7.2-fold stronger in the 3D-surface than that of the 2D counterpart structure. 3D-plasmonic nonplanar surfaces provide the ability to generate volumetric field enhancement, possibly useful for enhanced plasmonic coupling and interactions.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: July 2, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 14, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 16, 2013
Published: September 23, 2013

Kıvanç Güngör, Emre Ünal, and Hilmi Volkan Demir, "Nanoplasmonic surfaces enabling strong surface-normal electric field enhancement," Opt. Express 21, 23097-23106 (2013)

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