Nanofocusing in circular sector-like nanoantennas

Volodymyr Zenin, Anders Lambertus Pors, Zhanghua Han, René Lynge Eriksen, Valentyn S. Volkov, Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi

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Abstract

Gold circular sector-like nanoantennas (with a radius of 500 nm and a taper angle of 60°, 90°, and 120°) on glass are investigated in a near-infrared wavelength range (900 - 2100 nm). Amplitude- and phase-resolved near-field images of circular sector-like antenna modes at telecom wavelength feature a concentric circular line of phase contrast, demonstrating resonant excitation of a standing wave of counter-propagating surface plasmons, travelling between a tip and opposite circular edge of the antenna. Transmission spectra obtained in the range 900 - 2100 nm are in good agreement with numerical simulations, revealing the main feature of this antenna configuration, viz., the resonance wavelength, in contrast to triangular antennas, does not depend on the taper angle and is determined only by the sector radius. This feature together with a robust and easily predictable frequency response makes circular sector-like nanoantennas very promising for implementing bowtie antennas and attractive for many applications.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOptics Express
Volume22
Issue number9
Pages (from-to)10341-10350
Number of pages10
ISSN1094-4087
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22. Apr 2014

Keywords

  • Near-field microscopy
  • Surface plasmons

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