Enabling Nanophotonics, Data Storage and Energy Conversion with New Plasmonic Materials
Wed, Feb 4, 2015 1:00P EST
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Over the past decade, one of the major focal points for the area of nanophotonics has been developing a new class of plasmonic structures and metamaterials as potential building blocks for advanced optical technologies, including data processing, exchange and storage; a new generation of cheap, enhanced-sensitivity sensors; nanoscale-resolution imaging techniques; new concepts for energy conversion including improved solar cells, as well as novel types of light sources.
Designing plasmonic metamaterials with versatile properties that can be tailored to fit almost any practical need promises a range of potential breakthroughs. However, to enable these new technologies based on plasmonics, grand limitations associated with the use of metals as constituent materials must be overcome. In the structures demonstrated so far, too much light is absorbed in the metals (such as...