Shape-engineered nanostructures for polarization control in optical near- and far-fields

M. Naruse, T. Yatsui, T. Kawazoe, H. Hori, Naoya Tate, M. Ohtsu

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Light-matter interactions on the nanometer scale have been extensively studied to reveal their fundamental physical properties [1-3], as well as their impact on a wide range of applications, such as nanophotonic devicesnanophotonic devices [4], sensing [5], and characterization [6]. Fabrication technologies have also seen rapid progress, for example, in controlling the geometry of matter, such as its shape, position, and size [7,8], its quantum structure [9], and so forth. Electric-field enhancement based on the resonance between light and free electron plasma in metal is one well-known feature [10] that has already been used in many applications, such as optical data storage [11], bio-sensors [12], and integrated optical circuits [13-15]. Such resonance effects are, however, only one of the possible light-matter interactions on the nanometer scale that can be exploited for practical applications. For example, it is possible to engineer the polarization of light in the optical near-field and far-field by controlling the geometries of metal nanostructures, which also offer novel applications that are unachievable if based only on the nature of propagating light. It should be also noticed that since there is a vast number of design parameters potentially available on the nanometer scale, an intuitive physical picture of the polarization associated with geometries of nanostructures can be useful in restricting the parameters to obtain the intended optical responses.

ホスト出版物のタイトルProgress in Nano-Electro-Optics VII
ホスト出版物のサブタイトルChemical, Biological, and Nanophotonic Technologies for Nano-Optical Devices and Systems
編集者Motoichi Ohtsu
出版ステータス出版済み - 1 4 2010


名前Springer Series in Optical Sciences

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 電子材料、光学材料、および磁性材料


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