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30 January 2012 Plasmonic-photonic resonances in nanostructured metallo-dielectric quasi-crystals: tuning and sensitivity analysis
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Proceedings Volume 8351, Third Asia Pacific Optical Sensors Conference; 83511Q (2012) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.913430
Event: Asia Pacific Optical Sensors Conference, 2012, Sydney, Australia
Abstract
We report the evidence of plasmonic-photonic resonances in hybrid metallo-dielectric quasi-crystal nanostructures composed of aperiodically-patterned low-contrast dielectric slabs backed on a metal layer. Via both experimental and numerical studies, we characterize these resonant phenomena with specific reference to the Ammann-Beenker (quasiperiodic, octagonal) tiling lattice geometry, and investigate the underlying physics. In particular, we show that, by comparison with standard periodic structures, a richer spectrum of resonant modes may be excited. Such modes are characterized by a distinctive plasmonic or photonic behavior, discriminated by their field distribution. Concerning the possible applications, we also explore the structure functionalization via nanosized high refractive index overlays (for resonance tuning and quality-factor enhancement), as well as its surface sensitivity to deposition of nanolayers of materials mimicking bio-molecular binding. Overall, our results indicate the possibility of exciting a wealth of resonant modes with state-of-the-art quality factors and sensing/tuning efficiencies, of potential interest for the development of high-performance optical devices for communications, energy and sensing applications.
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Armando Ricciardi, Alessio Crescitelli, Marco Consales, Vincenzo Galdi, Emanuela Esposito, and Andrea Cusano "Plasmonic-photonic resonances in nanostructured metallo-dielectric quasi-crystals: tuning and sensitivity analysis", Proc. SPIE 8351, Third Asia Pacific Optical Sensors Conference, 83511Q (30 January 2012); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.913430
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