OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters


  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2013
  • pp: 4861–4863

Photonic–plasmonic-coupled nanoantennas for polarization-controlled multispectral nanofocusing

J. Trevino, G. F. Walsh, E. F. Pecora, S. V. Boriskina, and L. Dal Negro  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 22, pp. 4861-4863 (2013)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (336 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



We report on the design and experimental demonstration of array-enhanced nanoantennas for polarization-controlled multispectral nanofocusing in the near-IR spectral range. We design plasmonic double bow-tie nanoantennas-coupled to multiple-periodic nanoparticle arrays to harvest radiation of designed wavelengths from a large spatial area and to focus it into a targeted nanoscale region. Near-field calculations were performed on a gold nanoantenna array using three-dimensional finite difference time domain simulations. Cross-shaped optical nanoantennas were fabricated on glass substrates using electron beam lithography. The optical characterization of the fabricated nanoantennas was performed using second harmonic excitation spectroscopy that demonstrates multiwavelength photonic coupling in good agreement with the antenna modeling. The nanoantenna structures introduced in this Letter provide the ability to focus optical energy into deep subwavelength areas and to address multiple spectral regions with polarization control. Such attributes are highly desirable in optical biosensing, enhanced Raman scattering, and for nonlinear plasmonic applications.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics
(240.5440) Optics at surfaces : Polarization-selective devices

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: August 16, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 13, 2013
Published: November 14, 2013

Virtual Issues
Vol. 9, Iss. 1 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

J. Trevino, G. F. Walsh, E. F. Pecora, S. V. Boriskina, and L. Dal Negro, "Photonic–plasmonic-coupled nanoantennas for polarization-controlled multispectral nanofocusing," Opt. Lett. 38, 4861-4863 (2013)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. P. Biagioni, J.-S. Huang, and B. Hecht, Rep. Prog. Phys. 75, 024402 (2012). [CrossRef]
  2. P. Bharadwaj, B. Deutsch, and L. Novotny, Adv. Opt. Photon. 1, 438 (2009). [CrossRef]
  3. R. M. Bakker, H.-K. Yuan, Z. Liu, V. P. Drachev, A. V. Kildishev, V. M. Shalaev, R. H. Pedersen, S. Gresillon, and A. Boltasseva, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 043101 (2008). [CrossRef]
  4. M. Sivis, M. Duwe, B. Abel, and C. Ropers, Nat. Phys. 9, 304 (2013). [CrossRef]
  5. M. Navarro-Cia and S. A. Maier, ACS Nano 6, 3537 (2012). [CrossRef]
  6. J. N. Anker, W. P. Hall, O. Lyandres, N. C. Shah, J. Zhao, and R. P. Van Duyne, Nat. Mater. 7, 442 (2008). [CrossRef]
  7. R. Adato, A. A. Yanik, J. J. Amsden, D. L. Kaplan, F. G. Omenetto, M. K. Hong, S. Erramilli, and H. Altug, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 106, 19227 (2009). [CrossRef]
  8. H. A. Atwater and A. Polman, Nat. Mater. 9, 205 (2010). [CrossRef]
  9. S. V. Boriskina and L. Dal Negro, Opt. Lett. 35, 538 (2010). [CrossRef]
  10. P. B. Johnson and R. W. Christy, Phys. Rev. B 6, 4370 (1972). [CrossRef]
  11. S. Zou and G. C. Schatz, J. Chem. Phys. 121, 12606 (2004). [CrossRef]
  12. Z. Zhang, A. Weber-Bargioni, S. W. Wu, S. Dhuey, S. Cabrini, and P. J. Schuck, Nano Lett. 9, 4505 (2009). [CrossRef]
  13. J. Trevino, H. Cao, and L. Dal Negro, Nano Lett. 11, 2008 (2011). [CrossRef]
  14. G. F. Walsh and L. Dal Negro, Nano Lett. 13, 3111 (2013). [CrossRef]
  15. C. Chen, A. De Castro, and Y. Shen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 46, 145 (1981). [CrossRef]
  16. R. Blanchard, S. V. Boriskina, P. Genevet, M. A. Kats, J.-P. Tetienne, N. Yu, M. O. Scully, L. Dal Negro, and F. Capasso, Opt. Express 19, 22113 (2011). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


Fig. 1. Fig. 2. Fig. 3.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited