Abstract

We study the modification of the decay rates of a single dipolar emitter positioned in the vicinity of metallic linear nanoantennas when higher-order plasmonic excitations are induced. We show that it is possible to effectively tune the enhancement or suppression of both the radiative and nonradiative decay processes by controlling the position and orientation of the dipole with respect to the antenna. Transverse polarization of a single emitter, with respect to the antenna axis, located at the center of the antenna activates dark antenna modes that modify dramatically both the intensity and the spectral features of the decay rates.

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L. Novotny and N. van Hulst, Nat. Photon. 5, 83 (2011).
[Crossref]

R. Artuso, G. W. Bryant, A. Garcia-Etxarri, and J. Aizpurua, Phys. Rev. B 83, 235406 (2011).
[Crossref]

2010 (3)

A. G. Curto, G. Volpe, T. H. Taminiau, M. P. Kreuzer, R. Quidant, and N. F. van Hulst, Science 329, 930(2010).
[Crossref]

R. Esteban, T. Teperik, and J. Greffet, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 026802 (2010).
[Crossref]

J. Dorfmüller, R. Vogelgesang, W. Khunsin, C. Rockstuhl, C. Etrich, and K. Kern, Nano Lett. 10, 3596 (2010).
[Crossref]

2009 (1)

M. Liu, T. Lee, S. K. Gray, P. Guyot-Sionnest, and M. Pelton, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 107401 (2009).
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2008 (3)

J.-Y. Yan, W. Zhang, S. Duan, X.-G. Zhao, and A. O. Govorov, Phys. Rev. B 77, 165301 (2008).
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P. Ghenuche, S. Cherukulappurath, T. H. Taminiau, N. F. van Hulst, and R. Quidant, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 116805 (2008).
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2007 (1)

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2005 (1)

J. Aizpurua, G. W. Bryant, L. J. Richter, F. J. García de Abajo, B. K. Kelley, and T. Mallouk, Phys. Rev. B 71, 235420 (2005).
[Crossref]

2002 (1)

F. J. García de Abajo and A. Howie, Phys. Rev. B 65, 115418 (2002).
[Crossref]

1972 (1)

P. B. Johnson and R. W. Christy, Phys. Rev. B 6, 4370 (1972).
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Aizpurua, J.

R. Artuso, G. W. Bryant, A. Garcia-Etxarri, and J. Aizpurua, Phys. Rev. B 83, 235406 (2011).
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G. Bryant, F. J. García de Abajo, and J. Aizpurua, Nano Lett. 8, 631 (2008).
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J. Aizpurua, G. W. Bryant, L. J. Richter, F. J. García de Abajo, B. K. Kelley, and T. Mallouk, Phys. Rev. B 71, 235420 (2005).
[Crossref]

Artuso, R.

R. Artuso, G. W. Bryant, A. Garcia-Etxarri, and J. Aizpurua, Phys. Rev. B 83, 235406 (2011).
[Crossref]

Bryant, G.

G. Bryant, F. J. García de Abajo, and J. Aizpurua, Nano Lett. 8, 631 (2008).
[Crossref]

Bryant, G. W.

R. Artuso, G. W. Bryant, A. Garcia-Etxarri, and J. Aizpurua, Phys. Rev. B 83, 235406 (2011).
[Crossref]

J. Aizpurua, G. W. Bryant, L. J. Richter, F. J. García de Abajo, B. K. Kelley, and T. Mallouk, Phys. Rev. B 71, 235420 (2005).
[Crossref]

Cherukulappurath, S.

P. Ghenuche, S. Cherukulappurath, T. H. Taminiau, N. F. van Hulst, and R. Quidant, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 116805 (2008).
[Crossref]

Christy, R. W.

P. B. Johnson and R. W. Christy, Phys. Rev. B 6, 4370 (1972).
[Crossref]

Curto, A. G.

A. G. Curto, G. Volpe, T. H. Taminiau, M. P. Kreuzer, R. Quidant, and N. F. van Hulst, Science 329, 930(2010).
[Crossref]

Dorfmüller, J.

J. Dorfmüller, R. Vogelgesang, W. Khunsin, C. Rockstuhl, C. Etrich, and K. Kern, Nano Lett. 10, 3596 (2010).
[Crossref]

Duan, S.

J.-Y. Yan, W. Zhang, S. Duan, X.-G. Zhao, and A. O. Govorov, Phys. Rev. B 77, 165301 (2008).
[Crossref]

Esteban, R.

R. Esteban, T. Teperik, and J. Greffet, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 026802 (2010).
[Crossref]

Etrich, C.

J. Dorfmüller, R. Vogelgesang, W. Khunsin, C. Rockstuhl, C. Etrich, and K. Kern, Nano Lett. 10, 3596 (2010).
[Crossref]

García de Abajo, F. J.

G. Bryant, F. J. García de Abajo, and J. Aizpurua, Nano Lett. 8, 631 (2008).
[Crossref]

J. Aizpurua, G. W. Bryant, L. J. Richter, F. J. García de Abajo, B. K. Kelley, and T. Mallouk, Phys. Rev. B 71, 235420 (2005).
[Crossref]

F. J. García de Abajo and A. Howie, Phys. Rev. B 65, 115418 (2002).
[Crossref]

Garcia-Etxarri, A.

R. Artuso, G. W. Bryant, A. Garcia-Etxarri, and J. Aizpurua, Phys. Rev. B 83, 235406 (2011).
[Crossref]

Ghenuche, P.

P. Ghenuche, S. Cherukulappurath, T. H. Taminiau, N. F. van Hulst, and R. Quidant, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 116805 (2008).
[Crossref]

Govorov, A. O.

J.-Y. Yan, W. Zhang, S. Duan, X.-G. Zhao, and A. O. Govorov, Phys. Rev. B 77, 165301 (2008).
[Crossref]

Gray, S. K.

M. Liu, T. Lee, S. K. Gray, P. Guyot-Sionnest, and M. Pelton, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 107401 (2009).
[Crossref]

Greffet, J.

R. Esteban, T. Teperik, and J. Greffet, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 026802 (2010).
[Crossref]

Guyot-Sionnest, P.

M. Liu, T. Lee, S. K. Gray, P. Guyot-Sionnest, and M. Pelton, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 107401 (2009).
[Crossref]

Howie, A.

F. J. García de Abajo and A. Howie, Phys. Rev. B 65, 115418 (2002).
[Crossref]

Johnson, P. B.

P. B. Johnson and R. W. Christy, Phys. Rev. B 6, 4370 (1972).
[Crossref]

Kelley, B. K.

J. Aizpurua, G. W. Bryant, L. J. Richter, F. J. García de Abajo, B. K. Kelley, and T. Mallouk, Phys. Rev. B 71, 235420 (2005).
[Crossref]

Kern, K.

J. Dorfmüller, R. Vogelgesang, W. Khunsin, C. Rockstuhl, C. Etrich, and K. Kern, Nano Lett. 10, 3596 (2010).
[Crossref]

Khunsin, W.

J. Dorfmüller, R. Vogelgesang, W. Khunsin, C. Rockstuhl, C. Etrich, and K. Kern, Nano Lett. 10, 3596 (2010).
[Crossref]

Kreuzer, M. P.

A. G. Curto, G. Volpe, T. H. Taminiau, M. P. Kreuzer, R. Quidant, and N. F. van Hulst, Science 329, 930(2010).
[Crossref]

Lee, T.

M. Liu, T. Lee, S. K. Gray, P. Guyot-Sionnest, and M. Pelton, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 107401 (2009).
[Crossref]

Liu, M.

M. Liu, T. Lee, S. K. Gray, P. Guyot-Sionnest, and M. Pelton, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 107401 (2009).
[Crossref]

Mallouk, T.

J. Aizpurua, G. W. Bryant, L. J. Richter, F. J. García de Abajo, B. K. Kelley, and T. Mallouk, Phys. Rev. B 71, 235420 (2005).
[Crossref]

Novotny, L.

L. Novotny and N. van Hulst, Nat. Photon. 5, 83 (2011).
[Crossref]

L. Novotny, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 266802 (2007).
[Crossref]

Pelton, M.

M. Liu, T. Lee, S. K. Gray, P. Guyot-Sionnest, and M. Pelton, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 107401 (2009).
[Crossref]

Quidant, R.

A. G. Curto, G. Volpe, T. H. Taminiau, M. P. Kreuzer, R. Quidant, and N. F. van Hulst, Science 329, 930(2010).
[Crossref]

P. Ghenuche, S. Cherukulappurath, T. H. Taminiau, N. F. van Hulst, and R. Quidant, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 116805 (2008).
[Crossref]

Richter, L. J.

J. Aizpurua, G. W. Bryant, L. J. Richter, F. J. García de Abajo, B. K. Kelley, and T. Mallouk, Phys. Rev. B 71, 235420 (2005).
[Crossref]

Rockstuhl, C.

J. Dorfmüller, R. Vogelgesang, W. Khunsin, C. Rockstuhl, C. Etrich, and K. Kern, Nano Lett. 10, 3596 (2010).
[Crossref]

Taminiau, T. H.

A. G. Curto, G. Volpe, T. H. Taminiau, M. P. Kreuzer, R. Quidant, and N. F. van Hulst, Science 329, 930(2010).
[Crossref]

P. Ghenuche, S. Cherukulappurath, T. H. Taminiau, N. F. van Hulst, and R. Quidant, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 116805 (2008).
[Crossref]

Teperik, T.

R. Esteban, T. Teperik, and J. Greffet, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 026802 (2010).
[Crossref]

van Hulst, N.

L. Novotny and N. van Hulst, Nat. Photon. 5, 83 (2011).
[Crossref]

van Hulst, N. F.

A. G. Curto, G. Volpe, T. H. Taminiau, M. P. Kreuzer, R. Quidant, and N. F. van Hulst, Science 329, 930(2010).
[Crossref]

P. Ghenuche, S. Cherukulappurath, T. H. Taminiau, N. F. van Hulst, and R. Quidant, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 116805 (2008).
[Crossref]

Vogelgesang, R.

J. Dorfmüller, R. Vogelgesang, W. Khunsin, C. Rockstuhl, C. Etrich, and K. Kern, Nano Lett. 10, 3596 (2010).
[Crossref]

Volpe, G.

A. G. Curto, G. Volpe, T. H. Taminiau, M. P. Kreuzer, R. Quidant, and N. F. van Hulst, Science 329, 930(2010).
[Crossref]

Yan, J.-Y.

J.-Y. Yan, W. Zhang, S. Duan, X.-G. Zhao, and A. O. Govorov, Phys. Rev. B 77, 165301 (2008).
[Crossref]

Zhang, W.

J.-Y. Yan, W. Zhang, S. Duan, X.-G. Zhao, and A. O. Govorov, Phys. Rev. B 77, 165301 (2008).
[Crossref]

Zhao, X.-G.

J.-Y. Yan, W. Zhang, S. Duan, X.-G. Zhao, and A. O. Govorov, Phys. Rev. B 77, 165301 (2008).
[Crossref]

Nano Lett. (2)

G. Bryant, F. J. García de Abajo, and J. Aizpurua, Nano Lett. 8, 631 (2008).
[Crossref]

J. Dorfmüller, R. Vogelgesang, W. Khunsin, C. Rockstuhl, C. Etrich, and K. Kern, Nano Lett. 10, 3596 (2010).
[Crossref]

Nat. Photon. (1)

L. Novotny and N. van Hulst, Nat. Photon. 5, 83 (2011).
[Crossref]

Phys. Rev. B (5)

J. Aizpurua, G. W. Bryant, L. J. Richter, F. J. García de Abajo, B. K. Kelley, and T. Mallouk, Phys. Rev. B 71, 235420 (2005).
[Crossref]

R. Artuso, G. W. Bryant, A. Garcia-Etxarri, and J. Aizpurua, Phys. Rev. B 83, 235406 (2011).
[Crossref]

F. J. García de Abajo and A. Howie, Phys. Rev. B 65, 115418 (2002).
[Crossref]

P. B. Johnson and R. W. Christy, Phys. Rev. B 6, 4370 (1972).
[Crossref]

J.-Y. Yan, W. Zhang, S. Duan, X.-G. Zhao, and A. O. Govorov, Phys. Rev. B 77, 165301 (2008).
[Crossref]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (4)

L. Novotny, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 266802 (2007).
[Crossref]

R. Esteban, T. Teperik, and J. Greffet, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 026802 (2010).
[Crossref]

M. Liu, T. Lee, S. K. Gray, P. Guyot-Sionnest, and M. Pelton, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 107401 (2009).
[Crossref]

P. Ghenuche, S. Cherukulappurath, T. H. Taminiau, N. F. van Hulst, and R. Quidant, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 116805 (2008).
[Crossref]

Science (1)

A. G. Curto, G. Volpe, T. H. Taminiau, M. P. Kreuzer, R. Quidant, and N. F. van Hulst, Science 329, 930(2010).
[Crossref]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Enhancement of the total decay rate of an emitter as a function of the radiation wavelength and the space position of the dipole along the antenna axis, at the lateral distance of 30 nm from the antenna axis. Calculations were performed for the emitter aligned perpendicularly to the antenna axis (upper plot) and parallelly (lower plot). The longitudinal position of the emitter (z axis) is shown for half of the antenna from its center. Dashed lines indicate the positions of the longitudinal plasmonic antenna resonances.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Antenna modes excitation from (a), (b) full electrodynamic calculations and (c), (d) the effective wavelength theory. In the top row, the dependence of the total decay rate enhancement on the radiation wavelength and the size of the nanoantenna is shown, as obtained from numerical simulations. The emitter is positioned near the middle of the antenna, 30 nm from its axis and aligned either (a) longitudinally or (b) transversely to the antenna. The width of the nanoantenna is set to 20 nm.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Excitation of high-order plasmons in a nanoantenna by a localized emitter. Spectral dependence (a) of the enhancement of radiative (solid line) and total (dashed line) decay rate is calculated using BEM for two orientations of a dipole: transverse (upper plot) and longitudinal (lower plot). To identify these modes, a phase distribution of the electric field Ex in the yz plane close to the antenna surface is shown in (c) for two distinct modes: a dark l=4 mode at λ=660nm induced by a transversely oriented dipole (upper panel) and a bright n=3 mode excited by a longitudinally aligned dipole at λ=700nm (lower panel). The contour of the 20 nm wide nanoantenna is indicated by a solid white line.

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