Issue 2: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Surface Plasmon Photonics (2020)

Ground state chemistry under vibrational strong coupling: dependence of thermodynamic parameters on the Rabi splitting energy

Ground state chemistry under vibrational strong coupling: dependence of thermodynamic parameters on the Rabi splitting energy

Vibrational strong coupling (VSC) is currently emerging as a tool to control chemical dynamics. Here we study the impact of strong coupling strength, given by the Rabi splitting energy (??R), on the thermodynamic parameters associated with the …

Ultrastrong coupling in single plexcitonic nanocubes

Ultrastrong coupling in single plexcitonic nanocubes

Light-matter strong coupling is defined when the coupling strength exceeds the losses in the system, whereas ultrastrong coupling is not simply strong coupling with even larger coupling strength. Instead, ultrastrong coupling regime arises when the …

Strong coupling between organic dye molecules and lattice modes of a dielectric nanoparticle array

Strong coupling between organic dye molecules and lattice modes of a dielectric nanoparticle array

Plasmonic structures interacting with light provide electromagnetic resonances that result in a high degree of local field confinement, enabling the enhancement of light-matter interaction. Plasmonic structures typically consist of metals, which, …

Ultrastrong coupling effects in molecular cavity QED

Ultrastrong coupling effects in molecular cavity QED

The spectrum and energy dynamics for a system that comprises a molecule interacting with a cavity photon is analyzed, taking into account the effect of both molecular vibrations and counter-rotating terms (CR) in the dipole Hamiltonian. The CR terms …

Circular dichroism mode splitting and bounds to its enhancement with cavity-plasmon-polaritons

Circular dichroism mode splitting and bounds to its enhancement with cavity-plasmon-polaritons

Geometrical chirality is a widespread phenomenon that has fundamental implications for discriminating enantiomers of biomolecules. In order to enhance the chiral response of the medium, it has been suggested to couple chiral molecules to resonant …

Quantum theory of surface-enhanced resonant Raman scattering (SERRS) of molecules in strongly coupled plasmon–exciton systems

Quantum theory of surface-enhanced resonant Raman scattering (SERRS) of molecules in strongly coupled plasmon–exciton systems

Localised surface plasmons can couple strongly with the electronic transitions of a molecule, inducing new hybridised states of light and matter, the plasmon–exciton polaritons. Furthermore, molecules support vibrational degrees of freedom that …

Probing graphene’s nonlocality with singular metasurfaces

Probing graphene’s nonlocality with singular metasurfaces

Singular graphene metasurfaces, conductivity gratings realized by periodically suppressing the local doping level of a graphene sheet, were recently proposed to efficiently harvest THz light and couple it to surface plasmons over broad absorption …

Ultra-compact integrated graphene plasmonic photodetector with bandwidth above 110 GHz

Ultra-compact integrated graphene plasmonic photodetector with bandwidth above 110 GHz

Graphene-based photodetectors, taking advantage of the high carrier mobility and broadband absorption in graphene, have recently seen rapid development. However, their performance with respect to responsivity and bandwidth is still limited by the …

GeSe nanosheets modified surface plasmon resonance sensors for enhancing sensitivity

GeSe nanosheets modified surface plasmon resonance sensors for enhancing sensitivity

Germanium selenide (GeSe) nanosheets are stable and inexpensive and considered to have a great potential for photovoltaic applications, however we have demonstrated that GeSe nanosheets are also promising for sensing technology, in this paper. By …

Exciton-plasmon polariton coupling and hot carrier generation in two-dimensional SiB semiconductors: a first-principles study

Exciton-plasmon polariton coupling and hot carrier generation in two-dimensional SiB semiconductors: a first-principles study

Exciton (strong electron–hole interactions) and hot carriers (HCs) assisted by surface plasmon polaritons show promise to enhance the photoresponse of nanoelectronic and optoelectronic devices. In the current research, we develop a computational …

Second harmonic imaging of plasmonic Pancharatnam-Berry phase metasurfaces coupled to monolayers of WS2

Second harmonic imaging of plasmonic Pancharatnam-Berry phase metasurfaces coupled to monolayers of WS2

The nonlinear processes of frequency conversion such as second harmonic generation (SHG) usually obey certain selection rules, resulting from the preservation of different kinds of physical quantities, e.g. the angular momentum. For the SHG created …

Near-IR wide-field-of-view Huygens metalens for outdoor imaging applications

Near-IR wide-field-of-view Huygens metalens for outdoor imaging applications

The ongoing effort to implement compact and cheap optical systems is the main driving force for the recent flourishing research in the field of optical metalenses. Metalenses are a type of metasurface, used for focusing and imaging applications, and …

Focused vortex-beam generation using gap-surface plasmon metasurfaces

Focused vortex-beam generation using gap-surface plasmon metasurfaces

In spite of a wide range of applications ranging from particle trapping to optical communication, conventional methods to generate vortex beams suffer from bulky configurations and limited performance. Here, we design, fabricate, and experimentally …

Effective medium concept in temporal metamaterials

Effective medium concept in temporal metamaterials

Metamaterials are mostly designed in the time-harmonic scenario where wave propagation can be spatially manipulated. Tailoring the electromagnetic response of media in time has also gained the attention of the scientific community in order to …

Helium focused ion beam direct milling of plasmonic heptamer-arranged nanohole arrays

Helium focused ion beam direct milling of plasmonic heptamer-arranged nanohole arrays

We fabricate plasmonic heptamer-arranged nanohole (HNH) arrays by helium (He) focused ion beam (HeFIB) milling, which is a resist-free, maskless, direct-write method. The small He+ beam spot size and high milling resolution achieved by the gas …

Strongly coupled, high-quality plasmonic dimer antennas fabricated using a sketch-and-peel technique

Strongly coupled, high-quality plasmonic dimer antennas fabricated using a sketch-and-peel technique

A combination of helium- and gallium-ion beam milling together with a fast and reliable sketch-and-peel technique is used to fabricate gold nanorod dimer antennas with an excellent quality factor and with gap distances of less than 6 nm. The high …

Effect of quantized conductivity on the anomalous photon emission radiated from atomic-size point contacts

Effect of quantized conductivity on the anomalous photon emission radiated from atomic-size point contacts

We observe anomalous visible to near-infrared electromagnetic emission from electrically driven atomic-size point contacts. We show that the number of photons released strongly depends on the quantized conductance steps of the contact. …

Tunneling-induced broadband and tunable optical emission from plasmonic nanorod metamaterials

Tunneling-induced broadband and tunable optical emission from plasmonic nanorod metamaterials

We demonstrate a metamaterial platform for electrically driven broadband light emission induced by electron tunneling. Both the Fabry-Perot and waveguided modes of the metamaterial slab as well the plasmonic mode of the tunneling gap are identified …

Terahertz quantum plasmonics at nanoscales and angstrom scales

Terahertz quantum plasmonics at nanoscales and angstrom scales

Through the manipulation of metallic structures, light–matter interaction can enter into the realm of quantum mechanics. For example, intense terahertz pulses illuminating a metallic nanotip can promote terahertz field–driven electron tunneling …

Fundamental limits of hot carrier injection from metal in nanoplasmonics

Fundamental limits of hot carrier injection from metal in nanoplasmonics

The evolution of non-equilibrium carriers excited in the process of decay of surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) in metal is described for each step – from the generation of carriers to their extraction from the metal. The relative importance of …

Nanoantennas with balanced gain and loss

Nanoantennas with balanced gain and loss

The large cross sections and strong confinement provided by the plasmon resonances of metallic nanostructures make these systems an ideal platform to implement nanoantennas. Like their macroscopic counterparts, nanoantennas enhance the coupling …

Plasmonic nanofocusing spectral interferometry

Plasmonic nanofocusing spectral interferometry

We describe and demonstrate a novel experimental approach to measure broadband, amplitude- and phase-resolved scattering spectra of single nanoparticles with 10-nm spatial resolution. Nanofocusing of surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) propagating …

Mono-crystalline gold platelets: a high-quality platform for surface plasmon polaritons

Mono-crystalline gold platelets: a high-quality platform for surface plasmon polaritons

We use mono-crystalline gold platelets with ultra-smooth surfaces and superior plasmonic properties to investigate the formation of interference patterns caused by surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) with scattering-type scanning near-field microscopy …

Tailoring the plasmonic Fano resonance in metallic photonic crystals

Tailoring the plasmonic Fano resonance in metallic photonic crystals

Periodically arranged metallic nanowires on top of a waveguide layer show a strong coupling between the particle plasmon of the wires and the waveguide mode. By introducing a dielectric spacer layer between the metallic structures and the waveguide …

Darkfield colors from multi-periodic arrays of gap plasmon resonators

Darkfield colors from multi-periodic arrays of gap plasmon resonators

We present results on colors of metal disk arrays viewed under a darkfield microscope and show that the darkfield colors can be manipulated independently of the brightfield colors. We investigate the appearance of colors as disks are clustered to …

Perspective: plasmon antennas for nanoscale chiral chemistry

Perspective: plasmon antennas for nanoscale chiral chemistry

Plasmon nanoantennas are extensively used with molecular systems for chemical and biological ultra-sensing, for boosting the molecular emissive and energy transfer properties, for nanoscale catalysis, and for building advanced hybrid …