5 years ago

Electrically Controlled Scattering in a Hybrid Dielectric-Plasmonic Nanoantenna

Electrically Controlled Scattering in a Hybrid Dielectric-Plasmonic Nanoantenna
Guowei Yang, Jiahao Yan, Chengxin Wang, Churong Ma, Pu Liu
Electrically tunable devices in nanophotonics offer an exciting opportunity to combine electrical and optical functions, opening up their applications in active photonic devices. Silicon as a kind of high refractive index dielectric material has shown comparable performances with plasmonic nanostructures in tailoring and modulating the electromagnetic waves. However, there are few studies on electrically tunable silicon nanoantennas. Here, for the first time we realize the spectral tailoring of an individual silicon nanoparticle in the visible range through changing the applied voltage. We observe that the plasmon-dielectric hybrid resonant peaks experience blue shift and obvious intensity attenuation with increasing the bias voltages from 0 to 1.5 V. A physical model has been established to explain how the applied voltage influences the carrier concentration and how carrier concentration modifies the permittivity of silicon and then the final scattering spectra. Our findings pave a new approach to build excellent tunable nanoantennas or other nanophotonics devices where the optical responses can be purposely controlled by electrical signals.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b01566

DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b01566

You might also like
Discover & Discuss Important Research

Keeping up-to-date with research can feel impossible, with papers being published faster than you'll ever be able to read them. That's where Researcher comes in: we're simplifying discovery and making important discussions happen. With over 19,000 sources, including peer-reviewed journals, preprints, blogs, universities, podcasts and Live events across 10 research areas, you'll never miss what's important to you. It's like social media, but better. Oh, and we should mention - it's free.

  • Download from Google Play
  • Download from App Store
  • Download from AppInChina

Researcher displays publicly available abstracts and doesn’t host any full article content. If the content is open access, we will direct clicks from the abstracts to the publisher website and display the PDF copy on our platform. Clicks to view the full text will be directed to the publisher website, where only users with subscriptions or access through their institution are able to view the full article.