Self-Assembled Nanoparticle Optical Antennas

Authored by: Kateryna Trofymchuk , Guillermo P. Acuna , Viktorija Glembockyte , Philip Tinnefeld

21 Century Nanoscience – A Handbook

Print publication date:  April  2020
Online publication date:  April  2020

Print ISBN: 9780815357087
eBook ISBN: 9780429351594
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Noble metal nanoparticles (NPs) are able to localize the electromagnetic (EM) energy of the incident light into subwavelength volumes. In addition, they can mediate the radiation from coupled emitters into the far-field. This allows to consider metal NPs as optical nanoantennas (NAs), analogous to common radio antennas.

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