Quasi-isotropic Surface Plasmon Polariton Generation through Near-Field Coupling to a Penrose Pattern of Silver Nanoparticles
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2014

Quasicrystals are structures that possess long-range order without being periodic. We investigate the unique characteristics of a photonic quasicrystal that consists of plasmonic Ag nanodisks arranged in a Penrose pattern. The quasicrystal scatters light in a complex but spectacular diffraction pattern that can be directly imaged in the back focal plane of an optical microscope, allowing us to assess the excitation efficiency of the various diffraction modes. Furthermore, surface plasmon polaritons can be launched almost isotropically through near-field grating coupling when the quasicrystal is positioned close to a homogeneous silver surface. We characterize the dispersion relation of the different excited plasmon modes by reflection measurements and simulations. It is demonstrated that the quasicrystal in-coupling efficiency is strongly enhanced compared to a nanopartide array with the same particle density but only short-range lateral order. We envision that the system can be useful for a number of advanced light harvesting and optoelectronic applications.

solar-cells

emission

crystals

resonances

order

light-scattering

antenna

lithography

enhancement

aperiodic arrays

Författare

Ruggero Verre

Chalmers, Teknisk fysik, Bionanofotonik

Tomasz Antosiewicz

Chalmers, Teknisk fysik, Bionanofotonik

Mikael Svedendahl

Chalmers, Teknisk fysik, Bionanofotonik

Kristof Lodewijks

Chalmers, Teknisk fysik, Bionanofotonik

Timur Shegai

Chalmers, Teknisk fysik, Bionanofotonik

Mikael Käll

Chalmers, Teknisk fysik, Bionanofotonik

ACS Nano

1936-0851 (ISSN) 1936-086X (eISSN)

Vol. 8 9286-9294

Ämneskategorier

Nanoteknik

DOI

10.1021/nn503195n