ORC Seminar Series

"Surface Plasmon Generation, Concentration and Detection"


Speaker: Professor Albert Polman, Center for Nanophotonics, FOM-Institute AMOLF, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Date: Wednesday 16 May 2007
Time: 2pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre B, Building 46

Abstract: We demonstrate several new concepts for the generation, concentration and detection of surface plasmons in thin films, metal nanowires, colloidal metallodielectric particles and DNA-assembled metal nanoparticle arrays. Specific focus will be on the engineering of (anisotropic) metal particle arrays for fluorescence enhancement, the use of cathodoluminescence spectroscopy as a nanoscale broadband source for surface plasmon polaritions, and the use of metal nanoparticle arrays in nanoscale waveguides and programmable nanolithography.

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