Abstract

We report results on the possibility of subwavelength coherent control of light in coupled plasmonic nanoresonators on dielectric waveguides. Our calculations show that subwavelength regions of the plasmonic structure, spatially separated by a few nanometers, can be individually addressed by controlling the relative phase of the injected fields. We also show the complementary possibility to efficiently inject a guided mode into a planar dielectric waveguide by collecting the radiation emitted by wire-like and/or point-like sources, placed into the resonators. For example, this configuration provides a useful and powerful tool to control the emission of the localized sources such as stripes of fluorescent molecules or quantum dots placed in the gaps between the plasmonic structures. Possible applications of the considered study include plasmonic logic gates, integrated sensors for single-molecule fluorescence, and ready-to-use devices based on plasmonic single-photon sources.

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[CrossRef]

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2010

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2009

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[CrossRef]

A. Kinkhabwala, Z. Yu, S. Fan, Y. Avlasevich, K. Müllen, and W. E. Moerner, “Large single-molecule fluorescence enhancements produced by a Bowtie nanoantenna,” Nat. Photonics 3, 654–657 (2009).
[CrossRef]

G. Volpe, S. Cherukulappurath, R. J. Parramon, G. Molina-Terriza, and R. Quidant, “Controlling the optical near field of nanoantennas with spatial phase-shaped beams,” Nano Lett. 9, 3608–3611 (2009).
[CrossRef]

R. Li Voti, G. L. Leahu, S. Gaetani, C. Sibilia, V. Violante, E. Castagna, and M. Bertolotti, “Light scattering from a rough metal surface: theory and experiment,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 1585–1593 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008

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[CrossRef]

G. Leveque and O. J. F. Martin, “Narrow-band multiresonant plasmon nanostructure for the coherent control of light: an optical analog of the xylophone,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 117402(2008).
[CrossRef]

2007

M. Durach, A. Rusina, and M. I. Stockman, “Toward full spatiotemporal control on the nanoscale,” Nano Lett. 7, 3145–3149 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. Sukharev and T. Seideman, “Coherent control of light propagation via nanoparticle arrays,” J. Phys. B 40, S283–S298 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006

G. A. Wurtz, R. Pollard, and A. V. Zayats, “Optical bistability in nonlinear surface-plasmon polaritonic crystals,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 057402 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005

G. Veronis and S. Fan, “Bends and splitters in metal-dielectric-metal subwavelength plasmonic waveguides,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 131102 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2003

W. L. Barnes, A. Dereux, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Surface plasmon subwavelength optics,” Nature 424, 824–830 (2003).
[CrossRef]

1998

Aktsipetrov, O. A.

V. K. Valev, A. V. Silhanek, B. De Clercq, W. Gillijns, Y. Jeyaram, X. Zheng, V. Volskiy, O. A. Aktsipetrov, G. A. E. Vandenbosch, M. Ameloot, V. V. Moshchalkov, and T. Verbiest, “U-shaped switches for optical information processing at the nanoscale,” Small 7, 2573–2576 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Alù, A.

Y. Sun, B. Edwards, A. Alù, and N. Engheta, “Experimental realization of optical lumped nanocircuits at infrared wavelengths,” Nature Mater. 11, 208–212 (2012).
[CrossRef]

A. Alù and N. Engheta, “All optical metamaterial circuit board at the nanoscale,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 143902 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Ameloot, M.

V. K. Valev, B. De Clercq, C. G. Biris, X. Zheng, S. Vandendriessche, M. Hojeij, D. Denkova, Y. Jeyaram, N. C. Panoiu, Y. Ekinci, A. V. Silhanek, V. Volskiy, G. A. E. Vandenbosch, M. Ameloot, V. V. Moshchalkov, and T. Verbiest, “Distributing the optical near-field for efficient field-enhancements in nanostructures,” Adv. Mater. 24, 208–215 (2012).
[CrossRef]

V. K. Valev, A. V. Silhanek, B. De Clercq, W. Gillijns, Y. Jeyaram, X. Zheng, V. Volskiy, O. A. Aktsipetrov, G. A. E. Vandenbosch, M. Ameloot, V. V. Moshchalkov, and T. Verbiest, “U-shaped switches for optical information processing at the nanoscale,” Small 7, 2573–2576 (2011).
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Atwater, H. A.

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Avlasevich, Y.

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Barnes, W. L.

W. L. Barnes, A. Dereux, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Surface plasmon subwavelength optics,” Nature 424, 824–830 (2003).
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Belardini, A.

A. Belardini, M. C. Larciprete, M. Centini, E. Fazio, C. Sibilia, D. Chiappe, C. Martella, A. Toma, M. Giordano, and F. Buatier de Mongeot, “Circular dichroism in the optical second-harmonic emission of curved gold metal nanowires,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 257401 (2011).
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Bertolotti, M.

Biris, C. G.

V. K. Valev, B. De Clercq, C. G. Biris, X. Zheng, S. Vandendriessche, M. Hojeij, D. Denkova, Y. Jeyaram, N. C. Panoiu, Y. Ekinci, A. V. Silhanek, V. Volskiy, G. A. E. Vandenbosch, M. Ameloot, V. V. Moshchalkov, and T. Verbiest, “Distributing the optical near-field for efficient field-enhancements in nanostructures,” Adv. Mater. 24, 208–215 (2012).
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Buatier de Mongeot, F.

A. Belardini, M. C. Larciprete, M. Centini, E. Fazio, C. Sibilia, D. Chiappe, C. Martella, A. Toma, M. Giordano, and F. Buatier de Mongeot, “Circular dichroism in the optical second-harmonic emission of curved gold metal nanowires,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 257401 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Castagna, E.

Centini, M.

M. Centini, A. Benedetti, C. Sibilia, and M. Bertolotti, “Coupled 2D Ag nano-resonator chains for enhanced and spatially tailored second harmonic generation,” Opt. Express 19, 8218–8232 (2011).
[CrossRef]

A. Belardini, M. C. Larciprete, M. Centini, E. Fazio, C. Sibilia, D. Chiappe, C. Martella, A. Toma, M. Giordano, and F. Buatier de Mongeot, “Circular dichroism in the optical second-harmonic emission of curved gold metal nanowires,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 257401 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Cherukulappurath, S.

G. Volpe, S. Cherukulappurath, R. J. Parramon, G. Molina-Terriza, and R. Quidant, “Controlling the optical near field of nanoantennas with spatial phase-shaped beams,” Nano Lett. 9, 3608–3611 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Chiappe, D.

A. Belardini, M. C. Larciprete, M. Centini, E. Fazio, C. Sibilia, D. Chiappe, C. Martella, A. Toma, M. Giordano, and F. Buatier de Mongeot, “Circular dichroism in the optical second-harmonic emission of curved gold metal nanowires,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 257401 (2011).
[CrossRef]

De Clercq, B.

V. K. Valev, B. De Clercq, C. G. Biris, X. Zheng, S. Vandendriessche, M. Hojeij, D. Denkova, Y. Jeyaram, N. C. Panoiu, Y. Ekinci, A. V. Silhanek, V. Volskiy, G. A. E. Vandenbosch, M. Ameloot, V. V. Moshchalkov, and T. Verbiest, “Distributing the optical near-field for efficient field-enhancements in nanostructures,” Adv. Mater. 24, 208–215 (2012).
[CrossRef]

V. K. Valev, A. V. Silhanek, B. De Clercq, W. Gillijns, Y. Jeyaram, X. Zheng, V. Volskiy, O. A. Aktsipetrov, G. A. E. Vandenbosch, M. Ameloot, V. V. Moshchalkov, and T. Verbiest, “U-shaped switches for optical information processing at the nanoscale,” Small 7, 2573–2576 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Denkova, D.

V. K. Valev, B. De Clercq, C. G. Biris, X. Zheng, S. Vandendriessche, M. Hojeij, D. Denkova, Y. Jeyaram, N. C. Panoiu, Y. Ekinci, A. V. Silhanek, V. Volskiy, G. A. E. Vandenbosch, M. Ameloot, V. V. Moshchalkov, and T. Verbiest, “Distributing the optical near-field for efficient field-enhancements in nanostructures,” Adv. Mater. 24, 208–215 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Dereux, A.

W. L. Barnes, A. Dereux, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Surface plasmon subwavelength optics,” Nature 424, 824–830 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Djurišic, A. B.

Durach, M.

M. Durach, A. Rusina, and M. I. Stockman, “Toward full spatiotemporal control on the nanoscale,” Nano Lett. 7, 3145–3149 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Ebbesen, T. W.

W. L. Barnes, A. Dereux, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Surface plasmon subwavelength optics,” Nature 424, 824–830 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Edwards, B.

Y. Sun, B. Edwards, A. Alù, and N. Engheta, “Experimental realization of optical lumped nanocircuits at infrared wavelengths,” Nature Mater. 11, 208–212 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Ekinci, Y.

V. K. Valev, B. De Clercq, C. G. Biris, X. Zheng, S. Vandendriessche, M. Hojeij, D. Denkova, Y. Jeyaram, N. C. Panoiu, Y. Ekinci, A. V. Silhanek, V. Volskiy, G. A. E. Vandenbosch, M. Ameloot, V. V. Moshchalkov, and T. Verbiest, “Distributing the optical near-field for efficient field-enhancements in nanostructures,” Adv. Mater. 24, 208–215 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Elazar, J. M.

Engheta, N.

Y. Sun, B. Edwards, A. Alù, and N. Engheta, “Experimental realization of optical lumped nanocircuits at infrared wavelengths,” Nature Mater. 11, 208–212 (2012).
[CrossRef]

A. Alù and N. Engheta, “All optical metamaterial circuit board at the nanoscale,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 143902 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Fan, S.

A. Kinkhabwala, Z. Yu, S. Fan, Y. Avlasevich, K. Müllen, and W. E. Moerner, “Large single-molecule fluorescence enhancements produced by a Bowtie nanoantenna,” Nat. Photonics 3, 654–657 (2009).
[CrossRef]

G. Veronis and S. Fan, “Bends and splitters in metal-dielectric-metal subwavelength plasmonic waveguides,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 131102 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Fazio, E.

A. Belardini, M. C. Larciprete, M. Centini, E. Fazio, C. Sibilia, D. Chiappe, C. Martella, A. Toma, M. Giordano, and F. Buatier de Mongeot, “Circular dichroism in the optical second-harmonic emission of curved gold metal nanowires,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 257401 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Gaetani, S.

Gillijns, W.

V. K. Valev, A. V. Silhanek, B. De Clercq, W. Gillijns, Y. Jeyaram, X. Zheng, V. Volskiy, O. A. Aktsipetrov, G. A. E. Vandenbosch, M. Ameloot, V. V. Moshchalkov, and T. Verbiest, “U-shaped switches for optical information processing at the nanoscale,” Small 7, 2573–2576 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Giordano, M.

A. Belardini, M. C. Larciprete, M. Centini, E. Fazio, C. Sibilia, D. Chiappe, C. Martella, A. Toma, M. Giordano, and F. Buatier de Mongeot, “Circular dichroism in the optical second-harmonic emission of curved gold metal nanowires,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 257401 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Giorgetti, E.

Gong, Y.

Hojeij, M.

V. K. Valev, B. De Clercq, C. G. Biris, X. Zheng, S. Vandendriessche, M. Hojeij, D. Denkova, Y. Jeyaram, N. C. Panoiu, Y. Ekinci, A. V. Silhanek, V. Volskiy, G. A. E. Vandenbosch, M. Ameloot, V. V. Moshchalkov, and T. Verbiest, “Distributing the optical near-field for efficient field-enhancements in nanostructures,” Adv. Mater. 24, 208–215 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Jenkins, S. D.

T. S. Kao, S. D. Jenkins, J. Ruostekoski, and N. I. Zheludev, “Coherent control of nanoscale light localization in metamaterial: creating and positioning isolated subwavelength energy hot spots,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 085501 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Jeyaram, Y.

V. K. Valev, B. De Clercq, C. G. Biris, X. Zheng, S. Vandendriessche, M. Hojeij, D. Denkova, Y. Jeyaram, N. C. Panoiu, Y. Ekinci, A. V. Silhanek, V. Volskiy, G. A. E. Vandenbosch, M. Ameloot, V. V. Moshchalkov, and T. Verbiest, “Distributing the optical near-field for efficient field-enhancements in nanostructures,” Adv. Mater. 24, 208–215 (2012).
[CrossRef]

V. K. Valev, A. V. Silhanek, B. De Clercq, W. Gillijns, Y. Jeyaram, X. Zheng, V. Volskiy, O. A. Aktsipetrov, G. A. E. Vandenbosch, M. Ameloot, V. V. Moshchalkov, and T. Verbiest, “U-shaped switches for optical information processing at the nanoscale,” Small 7, 2573–2576 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Käll, M.

H. Wei, Z. Wang, X. Tian, M. Käll, and H. Xu, “Cascaded logic gates in nanophotonic plasmon networks,” Nat. Commun. 2, 387–391 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Kao, T. S.

T. S. Kao, S. D. Jenkins, J. Ruostekoski, and N. I. Zheludev, “Coherent control of nanoscale light localization in metamaterial: creating and positioning isolated subwavelength energy hot spots,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 085501 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Kinkhabwala, A.

A. Kinkhabwala, Z. Yu, S. Fan, Y. Avlasevich, K. Müllen, and W. E. Moerner, “Large single-molecule fluorescence enhancements produced by a Bowtie nanoantenna,” Nat. Photonics 3, 654–657 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Larciprete, M. C.

A. Belardini, M. C. Larciprete, M. Centini, E. Fazio, C. Sibilia, D. Chiappe, C. Martella, A. Toma, M. Giordano, and F. Buatier de Mongeot, “Circular dichroism in the optical second-harmonic emission of curved gold metal nanowires,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 257401 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Leahu, G. L.

Leveque, G.

G. Leveque and O. J. F. Martin, “Narrow-band multiresonant plasmon nanostructure for the coherent control of light: an optical analog of the xylophone,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 117402(2008).
[CrossRef]

Li Voti, R.

Liu, X.

Lu, H.

Maier, S. A.

S. A. Maier, Plasmonics: Fundamentals and Applications (Springer, 2007).

Majewski, M. L.

Maksymov, I. S.

I. S. Maksymov, “Optical switching and logic gates with hybrid plasmonic–photonic crystal nanobeam cavities,” Phys. Lett. A 375, 918–921 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Mao, D.

Margheri, G.

Martella, C.

A. Belardini, M. C. Larciprete, M. Centini, E. Fazio, C. Sibilia, D. Chiappe, C. Martella, A. Toma, M. Giordano, and F. Buatier de Mongeot, “Circular dichroism in the optical second-harmonic emission of curved gold metal nanowires,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 257401 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Martin, O. J. F.

G. Leveque and O. J. F. Martin, “Narrow-band multiresonant plasmon nanostructure for the coherent control of light: an optical analog of the xylophone,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 117402(2008).
[CrossRef]

Moerner, W. E.

A. Kinkhabwala, Z. Yu, S. Fan, Y. Avlasevich, K. Müllen, and W. E. Moerner, “Large single-molecule fluorescence enhancements produced by a Bowtie nanoantenna,” Nat. Photonics 3, 654–657 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Molina-Terriza, G.

G. Volpe, S. Cherukulappurath, R. J. Parramon, G. Molina-Terriza, and R. Quidant, “Controlling the optical near field of nanoantennas with spatial phase-shaped beams,” Nano Lett. 9, 3608–3611 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Moshchalkov, V. V.

V. K. Valev, B. De Clercq, C. G. Biris, X. Zheng, S. Vandendriessche, M. Hojeij, D. Denkova, Y. Jeyaram, N. C. Panoiu, Y. Ekinci, A. V. Silhanek, V. Volskiy, G. A. E. Vandenbosch, M. Ameloot, V. V. Moshchalkov, and T. Verbiest, “Distributing the optical near-field for efficient field-enhancements in nanostructures,” Adv. Mater. 24, 208–215 (2012).
[CrossRef]

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V. K. Valev, B. De Clercq, C. G. Biris, X. Zheng, S. Vandendriessche, M. Hojeij, D. Denkova, Y. Jeyaram, N. C. Panoiu, Y. Ekinci, A. V. Silhanek, V. Volskiy, G. A. E. Vandenbosch, M. Ameloot, V. V. Moshchalkov, and T. Verbiest, “Distributing the optical near-field for efficient field-enhancements in nanostructures,” Adv. Mater. 24, 208–215 (2012).
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V. K. Valev, B. De Clercq, C. G. Biris, X. Zheng, S. Vandendriessche, M. Hojeij, D. Denkova, Y. Jeyaram, N. C. Panoiu, Y. Ekinci, A. V. Silhanek, V. Volskiy, G. A. E. Vandenbosch, M. Ameloot, V. V. Moshchalkov, and T. Verbiest, “Distributing the optical near-field for efficient field-enhancements in nanostructures,” Adv. Mater. 24, 208–215 (2012).
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V. K. Valev, B. De Clercq, C. G. Biris, X. Zheng, S. Vandendriessche, M. Hojeij, D. Denkova, Y. Jeyaram, N. C. Panoiu, Y. Ekinci, A. V. Silhanek, V. Volskiy, G. A. E. Vandenbosch, M. Ameloot, V. V. Moshchalkov, and T. Verbiest, “Distributing the optical near-field for efficient field-enhancements in nanostructures,” Adv. Mater. 24, 208–215 (2012).
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V. K. Valev, B. De Clercq, C. G. Biris, X. Zheng, S. Vandendriessche, M. Hojeij, D. Denkova, Y. Jeyaram, N. C. Panoiu, Y. Ekinci, A. V. Silhanek, V. Volskiy, G. A. E. Vandenbosch, M. Ameloot, V. V. Moshchalkov, and T. Verbiest, “Distributing the optical near-field for efficient field-enhancements in nanostructures,” Adv. Mater. 24, 208–215 (2012).
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V. K. Valev, B. De Clercq, C. G. Biris, X. Zheng, S. Vandendriessche, M. Hojeij, D. Denkova, Y. Jeyaram, N. C. Panoiu, Y. Ekinci, A. V. Silhanek, V. Volskiy, G. A. E. Vandenbosch, M. Ameloot, V. V. Moshchalkov, and T. Verbiest, “Distributing the optical near-field for efficient field-enhancements in nanostructures,” Adv. Mater. 24, 208–215 (2012).
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Figures (6)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Scheme of the system under investigation. The coherent control is obtained when two guided modes, with a 1.02 μm wavelength, polarized along the z-axis, are injected in both sides of the waveguide and counterpropagate in the horizontal (x) direction.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) Losses as a function of the incident field wavelength and (b) modulus of the y-component of the magnetic field normalized with respect to the amplitude of the z-polarized, forward-propagating, incident field with a wavelength of 1.02 μm.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Different profiles of the magnetic field modulus corresponding at different relative phases of the two incident wave-guided fields: (a) Δϕ=0°, (b) Δϕ=90°, (c) Δϕ=180°, and (d) Δϕ=270°.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Modulus of the magnetic field normalized with respect to the maximum amplitude of the field emitted by three wire sources at 1.02 μm wavelength: (a) when the wire sources are placed on top of the guiding layer and (b) when the same wire sources are placed inside a system of four Ag nanorods.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Modulus of the magnetic field at a wavelength of 1.02 μm, normalized with respect to the maximum amplitude of the field emitted by wire sources placed inside the system of two resonators. Each resonator is composed by four Ag nanorods.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Modulus of the magnetic field normalized with respect to the maximum amplitude of the field emitted by the same wire source array considered in Fig. 5, without the plasmonic resonator system.

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