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Nanoparticle Over Mirror plasmonic structures prepared with use of Au colloid produced by laser ablation in water
Author(s): Mirosław Sawczak; Marcin Zyskowski; Jakub Karczewski; Petar A. Atanasov; Nikolay N. Nedyalkov; Rumen G. Nikov; Nadya A. Stankova; Gerard Śliwiński
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Paper Abstract

Recently, an intensive research is carried out on plasmonic structures due to their potential application in many areas such as sensing, light harvesting and energy conversion and storage. In particular, a growing interest is observed in the Nanoparticle Over Mirror (NOM) structures for which the lithography and surface chemical functionalization represent the most popular production routes1. However, the application of those techniques is limited by the low efficacy, process complexity and chemical contamination of nanoparticles (NP). In this work, we report the contamination-free and low cost fabrication method of NOMs based on wet coating and ultrasonic-assisted nanocolloid drying process. The glass plates covered with magnetron sputtered 100 nm thick Au film and subsequently with Al2O3 layers (6 – 36 nm) by means of pulsed laser deposition are used as substrates. Au NPs are produced in the form of colloidal suspension by means of laser ablation in water using the 1064 nm, 6 ns Nd:YAG laser. The NOM synthesis is finalized by imposing of the Au NP suspension onto the as prepared Au-Al2O3/glass substrates and dried. To avoid NP agglomeration, the wet coated substrates are sonicated using 20W, 20 kHz ultrasound generator. SEM inspection of the obtained NOM structures confirms the positive sonication effect, i.e. the presence of agglomerate-free, homogenous layers. These consist of NPs (36 nm average diameter) which are characterized by the resonance absorption band at 528 nm. For NOM structures the UV-vis spectra reveal increased infrared activity and peak shift in agreement with theoretical modeling2. The NOM structure characterization is completed by analysis of the SEM and profilometry measurement results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 January 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10226, 19th International Conference and School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications, 102260G (5 January 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2261918
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Mirosław Sawczak, The Szewalski Institute (Poland)
Marcin Zyskowski, Gdańsk Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Jakub Karczewski, Gdańsk Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Petar A. Atanasov, Institute of Electronics (Bulgaria)
Nikolay N. Nedyalkov, Institute of Electronics (Bulgaria)
Rumen G. Nikov, Institute of Electronics (Bulgaria)
Nadya A. Stankova, Institute of Electronics (Bulgaria)
Gerard Śliwiński, The Szewalski Institute (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10226:
19th International Conference and School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications
Tanja Dreischuh; Sanka Gateva; Albena Daskalova; Alexandros Serafetinides, Editor(s)

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