Plasmonic Moon: a Fano-like approach for squeezing the magnetic field in the infrared
Proietti Zaccaria, Remo
De Angelis, Francesco
KAUST DepartmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
Label-Free Optical Microscopy for Biology Lab
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AbstractOutstanding results have been achieved in the localization of optical electric fields via ultrasmall plasmonic cavities, paving the way to the subdiffractive confinement of local electromagnetic fields. However, due to the intrinsic constraints related to conventional architectures, no comparable squeezing factors have been managed yet for the magnetic counterpart of radiation, practically hindering the detection and manipulation of magneto-optical effects at the nanoscale. Here, we observe a strong magnetic field nanofocusing in the infrared, promoted by the induction of a coil-type Fano resonance. By triggering the coil current via a quadrupole-like plasmonic mode, we straightforwardly boost the enhancement of the infrared magnetic field and perform its efficient squeezing in localized nanovolumes.
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)