Issue 3 (2014)

A “plasmonic cuvette”: dye chemistry coupled to plasmonic interferometry for glucose sensing

A “plasmonic cuvette”: dye chemistry coupled to plasmonic interferometry for glucose sensing

A non-invasive method for the detection of glucose is sought by millions of diabetic patients to improve personal management of blood glucose over a lifetime. In this work, the synergistic advantage of combining plasmonic interferometry with an …

Engineering light-matter interaction for emerging optical manipulation applications

Engineering light-matter interaction for emerging optical manipulation applications

In this review, we explore recent trends in optical micromanipulation by engineering light-matter interaction and controlling the mechanical effects of optical fields. One central theme is exploring the rich phenomena beyond the now established …

Plasmonic gas and chemical sensing

Plasmonic gas and chemical sensing

Sensitive and robust detection of gases and chemical reactions constitutes a cornerstone of scientific research and key industrial applications. In an effort to reach progressively smaller reagent concentrations and sensing volumes, optical sensor …

Plasmonic near-field transducer for heat-assisted magnetic recording

Plasmonic near-field transducer for heat-assisted magnetic recording

Plasmonic devices, made of apertures or antennas, have played significant roles in advancing the fields of optics and opto-electronics by offering subwavelength manipulation of light in the visible and near infrared frequencies. The development of …