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Fabrication of diffraction gratings with electrically variable pitch and their effect on surface plasmon resonance
Author(s): Lucas Karperien; Ribal Georges Sabat
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Paper Abstract

Real-time surface plasmon signal modulation was achieved by electrically varying the pitch of a nanoscale surface relief diffraction grating inscribed on an azobenzene thin film covered with a layer of silver. The azobenzene film was spin coated on an electrostrictive Lead Lanthanum Zirconate Titanate (PLZT) ceramic substrate and AC electric fields were applied longitudinally on the PLZT ceramic causing a change in the grating pitch as well as the surface plasmon resonance wavelength. This method permits extremely accurate control of the surface plasmon wavelength for tunable optics applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 2017
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10114, Quantum Dots and Nanostructures: Growth, Characterization, and Modeling XIV, 101140V (20 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2249176
Show Author Affiliations
Lucas Karperien, Royal Military College of Canada (Canada)
Ribal Georges Sabat, Royal Military College of Canada (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10114:
Quantum Dots and Nanostructures: Growth, Characterization, and Modeling XIV
Diana L. Huffaker; Holger Eisele, Editor(s)

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