Issue 2 (2012)

Magnetic plasmon induced transparency in three-dimensional metamolecules

Magnetic plasmon induced transparency in three-dimensional metamolecules

In a laser-driven atomic quantum system, a continuous state couples to a discrete state resulting in quantum interference that provides a transmission peak within a broad absorption profile the so-called electromagnetically induced transparency …

Measurement of the polarization state of light using an integrated plasmonic polarimeter

Measurement of the polarization state of light using an integrated plasmonic polarimeter

Plasmonics has started to facilitate the replacement of bulky optical components in optical systems by compact nanometallic elements that perform the same function. This allows for a natural and very dense integration with electronic devices. In …

Nanowire-based plasmonic waveguides and devices for integrated nanophotonic circuits

Nanowire-based plasmonic waveguides and devices for integrated nanophotonic circuits

The fast development of plasmonics have greatly advanced our understanding to the abundant phenomena related to surface plamon polaritons (SPPs) and improved our ability to manipulate light at the nanometer scale. With tightly confined local field, …

Nanoparticle-functionalized microcapsules for in vitro delivery and sensing

Nanoparticle-functionalized microcapsules for in vitro delivery and sensing

Inorganic nanoparticles such as magnetic nanoparticles, fluorescent quantum dots, and plasmonic nanoparticles can be used as building blocks for designing multifunctional systems based on polymeric capsules. The properties of the inorganic …

Frontiers in diffraction unlimited optical methods for spin manipulation, magnetic field sensing and imaging using diamond nitrogen vacancy defects

Frontiers in diffraction unlimited optical methods for spin manipulation, magnetic field sensing and imaging using diamond nitrogen vacancy defects

The nitrogen vacancy defect centre in diamond has attracted intense research interest owing to their appealing optical and electronic properties, which have laid the ground for new approaches for diffraction unlimited optical methods. In particular, …