Light Trapping in Plasmonic Nanovessels

Bin Ai, Panpan Gu, Zengyao Wang, Helmuth Möhwald, Limin Wang, Gang Zhang

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Abstract

Inverse hollow nanocone arrays are fabricated by an efficient colloidal lithography technique and a facile transfer process. These structures have the peculiar features of nanobeakers, which may be promising reaction vessels. Local field distribution near this beaker and the influence on optical properties are investigated. A majority of light at the resonance wavelength can be trapped in the cavity due to multiple internal reflections in the cone and coupling with the surface plasmon of the nanostructures. Due to the strongly enhanced electric field distributed in air, the resonant reflection dip shows sensitive response to changes of the surrounding environment, with excellent linearity and relative sensitivity up to 62% per refractive index unit (RIU). Moreover, the Raman signal becomes much weaker when excited at the resonance wavelength, demonstrating the strong ability of trapping light. This nanostructure and the investigation of the plasmonic performances may contribute to the generation of nanovessels for optical tweezers and plasmon-assisted chemistry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1600980
JournalAdvanced Optical Materials
Volume5
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 3 2017

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Nanostructures
trapping
Optical tweezers
Wavelength
wavelengths
Lithography
linearity
vessels
Cones
hollow
Refractive index
cones
lithography
Optical properties
Electric fields
chemistry
refractivity
optical properties
cavities
electric fields

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Ai, B., Gu, P., Wang, Z., Möhwald, H., Wang, L., & Zhang, G. (2017). Light Trapping in Plasmonic Nanovessels. Advanced Optical Materials, 5(5), [1600980]. https://doi.org/10.1002/adom.201600980
Ai, Bin ; Gu, Panpan ; Wang, Zengyao ; Möhwald, Helmuth ; Wang, Limin ; Zhang, Gang. / Light Trapping in Plasmonic Nanovessels. In: Advanced Optical Materials. 2017 ; Vol. 5, No. 5.
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Ai B, Gu P, Wang Z, Möhwald H, Wang L, Zhang G. Light Trapping in Plasmonic Nanovessels. Advanced Optical Materials. 2017 Mar 3;5(5). 1600980. https://doi.org/10.1002/adom.201600980