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Lecture Javier Munarriz


23 May 2012 FWN-Building 5115.0317, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen
Speaker: Javier Munarriz
Affiliation: GISC, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Title: Controlling radiation patterns of plasmonic nona-antennae
Date: Wed May 23, 2012
Start: 11.00
Location: FWN-Building 5115.0317
Host: J. Knoester
Telephone: +31 50 363 4615


Plasmonic antennas have recently received a great deal of attention as building blocks for nanometer scale optical devices, working far beyond the diffraction limit. In this seminar, we will discuss a feasible setup, consisting of linear chains of metallic nano-particles in the proximity of a hetero-interface. By illuminating the system with evanescent waves, the excitation does not interfere with the radiated signal, and thus the radiation pattern of such antennae can be tailored to a greater extent. This can be done dynamically, using external parameters such as the wavelength, polarization and/or angles of the excitation beam. The proposed device can operate therefore as a tunable nanoscopic source of light with high and tunable directionality.

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