Generating ‘Hot-Spots’ on Smooth Metallic Surfaces

Seminar
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Speaker
Adi Salomon, Chemistry department, BINA nano-center, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Date
27/05/2019 - 12:35Add to Calendar 2019-05-27 12:35:00 2019-05-27 12:35:00 Generating ‘Hot-Spots’ on Smooth Metallic Surfaces Controlling the optical field down to the nanometer scale is a key step in optoelectronic applications and light–matter interaction at the nanoscale. Bowtie structures, rods, and sharp tapers are commonly used to realize such optical properties, but their fabrication is challenging. In this context, the complementary structures, namely, holes and cavities, are less explored. Herein, a simple system of two metallic nanocavities milled in thin silver film is used to confine the electromagnetic field to an area of ≈60 nm2. The field is confined onto a flat surface area and is either enhanced or suppressed by the polarization state of incident light. The energy of this spatially confined mode is determined by the distance between the two cavities and thus any color (wavelength) at the optical regime can be achieved. As a consequence, a dynamically controlled color is generated on an optical pixel size smaller than 1 μm2. We further characterize those surfaces by a set of complementary spectroscopic technique among them; linear optical imaging, cathodoluminescence and second harmonic generation (SHG). A different mechanism for generating SHG is discussed, suggesting that the plasmons propagating onto the surface act as elementary particles and annihilate to form locally SHG spot. (1) Galanty, M., Shavit, O., Aharon, H. Gachet, D. & Salomon, A.* Second Harmonic Generation Hot-Spot on a Centrosymmetric Smooth Silver Surface. light: Science and application (2) Weissman, A.; Galanty, M.; Gachet, D.; Segal, E.; Shavit, O.; Salomon, A. Spatial Confinement of Light onto a Flat Metallic Surface Using Hybridization between Two Cavities. Adv. Opt. Mater. 2017, (3) Segal, E.; Weissman, A.; Gachet, D.; Salomon, A. Hybridization between Nanocavities for a Polarimetric Color Sorter at the Sub-Micron Scale. Nanoscale 2016. (4) Grosse, N. B.; Heckmann, J.; Woggon, U. Physical Review Letters 2012, 108 (13), 136802.       Physics 301 המחלקה לפיזיקה physics.dept@mail.biu.ac.il Asia/Jerusalem public
Place
Physics 301
Abstract

Controlling the optical field down to the nanometer scale is a key step in optoelectronic applications and light–matter interaction at the nanoscale. Bowtie structures, rods, and sharp tapers are commonly used to realize such optical properties, but their fabrication is challenging. In this context, the complementary structures, namely, holes and cavities, are less explored. Herein, a simple system of two metallic nanocavities milled in thin silver film is used to confine the electromagnetic field to an area of ≈60 nm2. The field is confined onto a flat surface area and is either enhanced or suppressed by the polarization state of incident light. The energy of this spatially confined mode is determined by the distance between the two cavities and thus any color (wavelength) at the optical regime can be achieved. As a consequence, a dynamically controlled color is generated on an optical pixel size smaller than 1 μm2. We further characterize those surfaces by a set of complementary spectroscopic technique among them; linear optical imaging, cathodoluminescence and second harmonic generation (SHG). A different mechanism for generating SHG is discussed, suggesting that the plasmons propagating onto the surface act as elementary particles and annihilate to form locally SHG spot.

(1) Galanty, M., Shavit, O., Aharon, H. Gachet, D. & Salomon, A.* Second Harmonic Generation Hot-Spot on a Centrosymmetric Smooth Silver Surface. light: Science and application

(2) Weissman, A.; Galanty, M.; Gachet, D.; Segal, E.; Shavit, O.; Salomon, A. Spatial Confinement of Light onto a Flat Metallic Surface Using Hybridization between Two Cavities. Adv. Opt. Mater. 2017,

(3) Segal, E.; Weissman, A.; Gachet, D.; Salomon, A. Hybridization between Nanocavities for a Polarimetric Color Sorter at the Sub-Micron Scale. Nanoscale 2016. (4) Grosse, N. B.; Heckmann, J.; Woggon, U. Physical Review Letters 2012, 108 (13), 136802.

 

 

 

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