Lecture Javier Munarriz
|23 May 2012||FWN-Building 5115.0317, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen|
|Affiliation:||GISC, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain|
|Title:||Controlling radiation patterns of plasmonic nona-antennae|
|Date:||Wed May 23, 2012|
|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.
|Last modified:||22 October 2012 2.30 p.m.|