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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 23 — Nov. 18, 2013
  • pp: 28444–28449

Solution-processable complex plasmonic quasicrystals

Tianrui Zhai, Yuanhai Lin, Hongmei Liu, and Xinping Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 23, pp. 28444-28449 (2013)

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Large-area plasmonic photonic structures containing a proportion of quasicrystals can be fabricated by a solution-processable method. A photoresist film is exposed to a multi-beam interference pattern to form a quasicrystal template. A gold nanoparticle colloid is then spin-coated onto the template. An inverse pattern can be obtained after annealing to afford greater control over the sample morphologies and spectroscopic characteristics. Coupling between the waveguide modes and particle plasmons strengthens with increasing annealing temperature. After mode degeneration is removed, a multi-mode coupling process is observed. These results are helpful in understanding the mechanisms and design strategies of complex plasmonic nanostructures.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

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Original Manuscript: August 28, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 4, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 5, 2013
Published: November 12, 2013

Tianrui Zhai, Yuanhai Lin, Hongmei Liu, and Xinping Zhang, "Solution-processable complex plasmonic quasicrystals," Opt. Express 21, 28444-28449 (2013)

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