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Heating of Metal Nanoparticles on Absorbing Substrates

L. Bergamini [1], O. Muskens [2], N. Zabala [1], J. Aizpurua [3]
[1] UPV/EHU, Bilbao, Spain; Materials Physics Center and CSIC-UPV/EHU, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain; Donostia International Physics Center, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
[2] University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
[3] Materials Physics Center and CSIC-UPV/EHU, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain; Donostia International Physics Center, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain

It is well-known that metal nanoparticles (NPs) excited at the plasmon frequency not only exhibit peculiar optical properties (e.g., a peak in the extinction spectrum, an enhanced electromagnetic near-filed) but also heat up [1]. This phenomenon is highly investigated for medical applications, but it can be exploited also for the realization of optical devices. In our study we use COMSOL ...

Simulating the Response of Planar Photonic Structures Under the Strain of Surface Acoustic Waves

O. D. D. Couto Jr. [1], A. C. T. Covacevice [1],
[1] Instituto de Física Gleb Wataghin, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, SP, Brazil

In this contribution, we simulate the optical response of piezoelectric planar optical microcavities (POMCs) under the modulation introduced by a propagating surface acoustic wave (SAW). The physical picture of the model is shown in Figure 1. A metallic interdigital transducer (IDT) is placed on the sample surface and, via inverse piezoelectric effect, is responsible for the generation of SAWs ...

Towards Easily Tunable Mid-infrared Surface Plasmon Resonance With Gold Nano-crescent Structures

F. Liu [1],
[1] St. Mary's Ryken High School, Leonardtown, MD, USA

Mid-infrared, which interacts with most of the chemicals and creates spectra with functional group and fingerprint information, is widely used as a chemical sensing method for a variety of applications, including biomedical testing, quality control in electronics manufacturing and food production, leakage monitoring in oil and gas pipelines, etc. Although extremely useful, the applications of ...

Calculating and Observing Opto-Mechanically Induced Surface Acoustic Waves in a Silica Whispering Gallery Microresonator

J. Zehnpfennig
Photonics Research Center
United States Military Academy
West Point, NY

Here we calculate opto-mechanically induced Surface Acoustic Waves upon a silica microresonator using COMSOL. Using conservation of momentum, we show both analytically and numerically that the photonphonon interaction within the resonator cavity causes a moving train of electrodes - a virtual grating of matter density – that displace material in different directions and magnitudes. This hyper ...

Study of the Anomalous Reflection from the Ultra-thin Metallic Nano-strip Antenna

胡德骄 [1], 庞霖 [1], 杜惊雷 [1],
[1] 四川大学,成都,四川,中国

Introduction: A metal film whose thickness is smaller than the skin depth, is of high transmission in the visible and half-transparent in the near infrared. However, when the film is divided into discrete nano-strips (i.e. array), an enhanced anomalous reflection and suppressed transmission take place. It was reported that this phenomenon is attributed to the Localize Surface Plasmon Resonance ...

Simulation Based Approach to Fluorescence Diffuse Optical Tomography

R. Singh, and I. Jose
BITS Pilani Goa Campus
Goa, India

Diffuse Optical Tomography (DOT) uses Near Infra-red (NIR) light to monitor physiological changes in internal organs. NIR light being less energetic in nature can be used for continuous monitoring of tumor infected biological tissue, neonatal brain and many such applications where high energy radiation can cause severe damage. The forward problem of DOT, which involves obtaining of the ...

Optimized Illumination Directions of Single-Photon Detectors Integrated with Different Plasmonic Structures

M. Csete[1], Á. Sipos[1], A. Szalai[1], G. Szabó[1]
[1]Department of Optics and Quantum Electronics, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary

The optimal orientations of different single-photon detector designs were determined by COMSOL software package. Absorption of niobium-nitride (NbN) stripes in two different (p=220 nm, 3p=660 nm) periodic patterns integrated with plasmonic elements was studied. In OC-SNSPDs consisting of ~quarter-photon-wavelength nano-cavity the optimum direction is perpendicular incidence onto NbN stripes in P ...

Optimizing the Fluorescence of Diamond Color Centers Encapsulated into Core-Shell Nano-Resonators

M. Csete [1], L. Z. Szabó [1], A. Szenes [1], B. Bánhelyi [2], T. Csendes [2], G. Szabó [1]
[1] Department of Optics and Quantum Electronics, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
[2] Institute of Informatics, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary

INTRODUCTION Enhancement of a single-photon emission is a great demand in recent science and applications, including development novel class of light sources, encoded information transfer and biological imaging [1, 2, 3]. Fluorescence can be improved through excitation and emission enhancement. Improvement of these two processes can be realized by using the near-field enhancement accompanying ...

Silicon-Organic-Hybrid Independent Simultaneous Dual-Polarization Modulator: Device Theory and Design

Y. D'Mello [1], M. Hui [1], J. Skoric [1], M. Haines [1], A. Kirk [1], M. Andrews [1], D. Plant [1],
[1] McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada

The Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor (CMOS) technology is a gateway to fabricating low cost electronic and photonic components to date. The Silicon-based nanophotonics platform leverages CMOS technology to fuel the effort to provide increasingly high-speed and high-bandwidth devices at low costs in response to global demands in telecommunication infrastructure. The current industry ...

Simulation of Fourth-Order Laterally-Coupled Gratings

R. Millett, A. Benhsaien, K. Hinzer, T. Hall, and H. Schriemer
Centre for Research in Photonics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Distributed feedback lasers improve the performance of standard Fabry-Perot laser designs by including a wavelength-selective grating that provides superior output, spectral purity and temperature stability. Laterally-coupled distributed feedback (LC-DFB) lasers with the use of higher order gratings have a grating that has been patterned out of the waveguide ridge which allows for simplified ...