Nano-surface patterning by femtosecond laser for plasmonic surface optical applications

Go Obara, Tomoya Miyanishi, Yuto Tanaka, Mitsuhiro Terakawa, Minoru Obara

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Abstract

For plasmonic surface optical applications, localized optical field distribution properties in the vicinity of gold particles on a silicon substrate by backward and forward irradiation are presented. It is technically difficult to fabricate nanostructure on the surface by conventional forward laser incidence to the substrate because gold nanoparticles easily aggregate to form double-layered particle arrays. We calculated enhanced optical field properties in order to pattern the substrate surface only with a template of the bottom-layered particle arrays in case that the backward irradiation of femtosecond laser is used in the system of aggregated double-layered gold nanoparticle arrays. With the backward irradiation, the optical field intensity in the substrate for the double-layered hexagonal arrays is found to be only 30% lower than the mono-layered system. Moreover, near-field cannot be generated with the forward irradiation. As a result, only the backward irradiation scheme is found to be effective for uniform surface nanopatterning at enhanced plasmonic near-field zones.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationXVIII International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
Event18th International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers - Sofia, Bulgaria
Duration: 2010 Aug 302010 Sep 3

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7751
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

Other18th International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers
CountryBulgaria
CitySofia
Period10/8/3010/9/3

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Keywords

  • gold particles
  • nanofabrication
  • near-field
  • plasmonics
  • surface patterning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Obara, G., Miyanishi, T., Tanaka, Y., Terakawa, M., & Obara, M. (2010). Nano-surface patterning by femtosecond laser for plasmonic surface optical applications. In XVIII International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers [77511Y] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 7751). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.881486