We introduce a nanoplasmonic platform merging multiple modalities for optical trapping, nanospectroscopy, and biosensing applications. Our platform is based on surface plasmon polariton driven monopole antenna arrays combining complementary strengths of localized and extended surface plasmons. Tailoring of spectrally narrow resonances lead to large index sensitivities () with record high figure of merits . These monopole antennas supporting strong light localization with easily accessible near-field enhanced hotspots are suitable for vibrational nanospectroscopy and optical trapping. Strong optical forces are shown at these hotspots enabling directional control with incident light polarization.
Monopole antenna arrays for optical trapping, spectroscopy, and sensing
A. E. Çetin, Ahmet Ali Yanik, Cihan Yilmaz, Sivasubramanian Somu, Ahmed Busnaina, Hatice Altug; Monopole antenna arrays for optical trapping, spectroscopy, and sensing. Appl. Phys. Lett. 14 March 2011; 98 (11): 111110. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3559620
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