Photocurrent mapping of near-field optical antenna resonances

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/599184
Title:
Photocurrent mapping of near-field optical antenna resonances
Authors:
Barnard, Edward S.; Pala, Ragip A.; Brongersma, Mark L.
Abstract:
An increasing number of photonics applications make use of nanoscale optical antennas that exhibit a strong, resonant interaction with photons of a specific frequency. The resonant properties of such antennas are conventionally characterized by far-field light-scattering techniques. However, many applications require quantitative knowledge of the near-field behaviour, and existing local field measurement techniques provide only relative, rather than absolute, data. Here, we demonstrate a photodetector platform that uses a silicon-on-insulator substrate to spectrally and spatially map the absolute values of enhanced fields near any type of optical antenna by transducing local electric fields into photocurrent. We are able to quantify the resonant optical and materials properties of nanoscale (∼50nm) and wavelength-scale (∼1μm) metallic antennas as well as high-refractive-index semiconductor antennas. The data agree well with light-scattering measurements, full-field simulations and intuitive resonator models. © 2011 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.
Citation:
Barnard ES, Pala RA, Brongersma ML (2011) Photocurrent mapping of near-field optical antenna resonances. Nature Nanotechnology 6: 588–593. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2011.131.
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
Nature Nanotechnology
KAUST Grant Number:
KUS-C1-015-21
Issue Date:
21-Aug-2011
DOI:
10.1038/nnano.2011.131
PubMed ID:
21857687
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1748-3387; 1748-3395
Sponsors:
This article was supported by the Center for Advanced Molecular Photovoltaics (award no. KUS-C1-015-21), made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). The authors also acknowledge support from the Department of Energy (grant DE-FG02-07ER46426) for the realization of the platform and a pilot project of the Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence and Translation (CCNE-T) at Stanford to use this platform to characterize and improve optical antennas for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy.
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dc.contributor.authorBarnard, Edward S.en
dc.contributor.authorPala, Ragip A.en
dc.contributor.authorBrongersma, Mark L.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-25T13:54:28Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-25T13:54:28Zen
dc.date.issued2011-08-21en
dc.identifier.citationBarnard ES, Pala RA, Brongersma ML (2011) Photocurrent mapping of near-field optical antenna resonances. Nature Nanotechnology 6: 588–593. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2011.131.en
dc.identifier.issn1748-3387en
dc.identifier.issn1748-3395en
dc.identifier.pmid21857687en
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/nnano.2011.131en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/599184en
dc.description.abstractAn increasing number of photonics applications make use of nanoscale optical antennas that exhibit a strong, resonant interaction with photons of a specific frequency. The resonant properties of such antennas are conventionally characterized by far-field light-scattering techniques. However, many applications require quantitative knowledge of the near-field behaviour, and existing local field measurement techniques provide only relative, rather than absolute, data. Here, we demonstrate a photodetector platform that uses a silicon-on-insulator substrate to spectrally and spatially map the absolute values of enhanced fields near any type of optical antenna by transducing local electric fields into photocurrent. We are able to quantify the resonant optical and materials properties of nanoscale (∼50nm) and wavelength-scale (∼1μm) metallic antennas as well as high-refractive-index semiconductor antennas. The data agree well with light-scattering measurements, full-field simulations and intuitive resonator models. © 2011 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis article was supported by the Center for Advanced Molecular Photovoltaics (award no. KUS-C1-015-21), made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). The authors also acknowledge support from the Department of Energy (grant DE-FG02-07ER46426) for the realization of the platform and a pilot project of the Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence and Translation (CCNE-T) at Stanford to use this platform to characterize and improve optical antennas for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy.en
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen
dc.titlePhotocurrent mapping of near-field optical antenna resonancesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalNature Nanotechnologyen
dc.contributor.institutionGeballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials, Stanford, United Statesen
kaust.grant.numberKUS-C1-015-21en
kaust.grant.fundedcenterCenter for Advanced Molecular Photovoltaics (CAMP)en

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