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Photonics Research

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  • Editor: Zhiping (James) Zhou
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 3 — Oct. 1, 2013
  • pp: 136–139

Three-dimensional nanoconfinement of broadband optical energy in all-dielectric photonic nanostructure

Han Lin, Qiming Zhang, and Min Gu  »View Author Affiliations


Photonics Research, Vol. 1, Issue 3, pp. 136-139 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/PRJ.1.000136


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Abstract

We demonstrate the confinement of broadband optical energy in the visible to near-infrared regime in a three-dimensional nanoscale volume with high energy efficiency in a nanostructure consisting of multiple nanoslits in dielectric chacolgenide material. We find that a broadband optical field can be confined down to the scale of 1 nm ( λ / 650 ) with a confinement volume of λ 3 / 3 × 10 4 . The figure of merit of the nanostructure can be up to 10 times that achieved by plasmonic lensing and nanofocusing. Our work opens a new way for truly nanoscaled photonics applicable to nanolithograpy, nanoimaging, lab-on-chip nanosensing, single-molecule detection, and nanospectroscopy.

© 2013 Chinese Laser Press

OCIS Codes
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Nanophotonics

History
Original Manuscript: June 14, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 28, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 28, 2013
Published: September 30, 2013

Citation
Han Lin, Qiming Zhang, and Min Gu, "Three-dimensional nanoconfinement of broadband optical energy in all-dielectric photonic nanostructure," Photon. Res. 1, 136-139 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/prj/abstract.cfm?URI=prj-1-3-136


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