Optical field-enhancement and subwavelength field-confinement using excitonic nanostructures
Gentile, Martin J.
Barnes, William L.
American Chemical Society
We show that dye-doped polymers open an interesting route to controlling light at the nanoscale. Just as for the much better known metal-based plasmonic systems, propagating and localized modes are possible. We show that the attractive features offered by plasmonics, specifically enhanced optical fields and subwavelength field confinement, are also available with these materials. They thus open a new opportunity in nanophotonics in which fabrication and functionality might be achieved by harnessing molecular and supramolecular chemistry.
Spanish Government, through a Spanish MECD EX-2010-1009 fellowship (I-D+i 2008-2011 national plan)
This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in Nano Letters, copyright © American Chemical Society after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl404712t
Vol. 14 (5), pp. 2339 - 2344
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