Issue 3 (2013)

Angular modulation of single-molecule fluorescence by gold nanoparticles on DNA origami templates

Angular modulation of single-molecule fluorescence by gold nanoparticles on DNA origami templates

We study the angular fluorescence intensity modulation of a single dye positioned near a spherical gold nanoparticle, induced by rotation of linearly polarized excitation light. Accurate positioning and alignment of nanoparticle and fluorophore with …

Far-field disentanglement of modes in hybrid plasmonic-photonic crystals by fluorescence nano-reporters

Far-field disentanglement of modes in hybrid plasmonic-photonic crystals by fluorescence nano-reporters

In this paper, the resonance modes exhibited by a hybrid nanostructure have been disentangled in the far-field owing to narrow-band fluorescence nano-reporters. Hybrid plasmonic-photonic crystals were fabricated using large (457 nm) monodisperse …

Nonlocal response in plasmonic waveguiding with extreme light confinement

Nonlocal response in plasmonic waveguiding with extreme light confinement

We present a novel wave equation for linearized plasmonic response, obtained by combining the coupled real-space differential equations for the electric field and current density. Nonlocal dynamics are fully accounted for, and the formulation is …

Self-assembled plasmonic metamaterials

Self-assembled plasmonic metamaterials

Nowadays for the sake of convenience most plasmonic nanostructures are fabricated by top-down nanofabrication technologies. This offers great degrees of freedom to tailor the geometry with unprecedented precision. However, it often causes …

Nanostructures for photon management in solar cells

Nanostructures for photon management in solar cells

The concurrent development of high-performance materials, new device and system architectures, and nanofabrication processes has driven widespread research and development in the field of nanostructures for photon management in photovoltaics. The …