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Fano coil-type resonances: a plasmonic tool for magnetic field enhancement (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Simone Panaro; Remo Proietti Zaccaria; Andrea Toma
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Paper Abstract

Spintronics and spin-based technology rely on the ultra-fast unbalance of the electronic spin population in quite localized spatial regions. However, as a matter of fact, the low susceptibility of conventional materials at high frequencies strongly limits these phenomena, rendering the efficiency of magnetically active devices insufficient for application purposes. Among the possible strategies which can be envisaged, plasmonics offers a direct approach to increase the effect of local electronic unbalancing processes. By confining and enhancing free radiation in nm-size spatial regions, plasmonic nano-assemblies have demonstrated to support very intense electric and magnetic hot-spots. In particular, very recent studies have proven the fine control of magnetic fields in Fano resonance condition. The near-field-induced out-of-phase oscillation of localized surface plasmons has manifested itself with the arising of magnetic sub-diffractive hot-spots. Here, we show how this effect can be further boosted in the mid-infrared regime via the introduction of higher order plasmonic modes. The investigated system, namely Moon Trimer Resonator, combines the high efficiency of a strongly coupled nano-assembly in Fano interferential condition with the elevated tunability of the quadrupolar resonance supported by a moon-like geometry. The fine control of the apical gap in this unique nanostructure, characterizes a plasmonic device able to tune its resonance without any consequence on the magnetic hot-spot size, thus enabling an efficient squeezing in the infrared.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 November 2016
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 9925, Nanoimaging and Nanospectroscopy IV, 99250C (11 November 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2240074
Show Author Affiliations
Simone Panaro, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italy)
Remo Proietti Zaccaria, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italy)
Andrea Toma, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9925:
Nanoimaging and Nanospectroscopy IV
Prabhat Verma; Alexander Egner, Editor(s)

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