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Ultrafast Nonlinear control of progressively loaded, single plasmonic nanoantennas fabricated using helium ion milling

Ultrafast Nonlinear control of progressively loaded, single plasmonic nanoantennas fabricated using helium ion milling
Ultrafast Nonlinear control of progressively loaded, single plasmonic nanoantennas fabricated using helium ion milling
We demonstrate milling of partial antenna gaps and narrow conducting bridges with nanometer precision using a helium ion beam microscope. Single particle spectroscopy shows large shifts in the plasmonic mode spectrum of the milled antennas, associated with the transition from capacitive to conductive gap loading. A conducting bridge of nanometer height is found sufficient to shift the antenna from the capacitive to the conductive coupling regime, in agreement with circuit theory. Picosecond pump-probe spectroscopy reveals an enhanced nonlinear response for partially milled antennas, reaching an optimum value for an intermediate bridge height. Our results show that manipulation of the antenna load can be used to increase the nonlinear response of plasmonic antennas
1530-6984
5647-5653
Wang, Yudong
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Abb, Martina
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Boden, Stuart A.
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Aizpurua, Javier
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de Groot, C.H.
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Muskens, Otto L.
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Wang, Yudong
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Abb, Martina
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Boden, Stuart A.
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Aizpurua, Javier
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de Groot, C.H.
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Muskens, Otto L.
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Wang, Yudong, Abb, Martina, Boden, Stuart A., Aizpurua, Javier, de Groot, C.H. and Muskens, Otto L. (2013) Ultrafast Nonlinear control of progressively loaded, single plasmonic nanoantennas fabricated using helium ion milling. Nano Letters, 13 (11), 5647-5653. (doi:10.1021/nl403316z). (PMID:24127754)

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Abstract

We demonstrate milling of partial antenna gaps and narrow conducting bridges with nanometer precision using a helium ion beam microscope. Single particle spectroscopy shows large shifts in the plasmonic mode spectrum of the milled antennas, associated with the transition from capacitive to conductive gap loading. A conducting bridge of nanometer height is found sufficient to shift the antenna from the capacitive to the conductive coupling regime, in agreement with circuit theory. Picosecond pump-probe spectroscopy reveals an enhanced nonlinear response for partially milled antennas, reaching an optimum value for an intermediate bridge height. Our results show that manipulation of the antenna load can be used to increase the nonlinear response of plasmonic antennas

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e-pub ahead of print date: 15 October 2013
Published date: 2013
Organisations: Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology, Quantum, Light & Matter Group

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Local EPrints ID: 365514
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/365514
ISSN: 1530-6984
PURE UUID: e76da7ff-1d32-4353-a872-26eec1af6998
ORCID for Martina Abb: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3996-3931
ORCID for Stuart A. Boden: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4232-1828
ORCID for C.H. de Groot: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3850-7101
ORCID for Otto L. Muskens: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0693-5504

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Date deposited: 09 Jun 2014 08:38
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:50

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