R. Díaz de León-Zapata [1,2], B. Mora , M. Jose-Yacaman , F. J. Gonzalez 
 Instituto Tecnológico de San Luis Potosí, Av. Tecnológico s/n, San Luis Potosí, S.L.P., Mexico
 Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, CIACyT, San Luis Potosí, S.L.P., Mexico
 University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA
Auto assembled Ag-ZnO  star shaped nanostructures depicted in figure 1, presents their natural electromagnetic resonance at 60 THz. In this work we present that is possible to change this value by covering it with a variable in thickness layer of gold. The analysis is performed by numerical simulations using COMSOL Multiphysics® software.
A. Coll, V. Di Virgilio, S. Bermejo, and L. Castañer
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Photonic crystals are widely used in optical applications as waveguides and band filters. Filling the periodic structural material of photonic crystals with other materials is very useful in order to change the optical properties of the devices. In this paper electrostatic COMSOL simulations describing an electrospray deposition of particles in macroporous structures are performed.
D. Carrier, and J.J. Dubowski
Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
In order to provide swift and precise diagnostics, physicians and medical doctors require an adequate amount of information about the patient\'s condition. An integrated SPR (surface plasmon resonance) biosensing platform is currently developed by our research group with the aim of preserving compatibility with microfabrication techniques, open-ended surface and integrated light source. In order ...
Y. Pennec, Y. El Hassouani, C. Li, B.D. Rouhani, E.H. El Boudouti, H. Larabi, and A. Akjouj
Institut d’Electronique, de Microélectronique et de Nanotechnologie, Université de Lille, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France
Phononic crystals are a class of materials that exhibit periodic variations in their density and elastic properties. Such crystals modify the propagation of acoustic waves and prohibit the propagation of sound for frequencies within the band gap. We discuss the simultaneous existence of phononic and photonic band gaps in a periodic array of silicon pillars deposited on a homogeneous SiO2 ...
Improving Detection Sensitivity for Nanoscale Targets Through Combined Photonic and Plasmonic Techniques
G. Zhang, Y. Zhao
Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA
Photonic technique such as the whispering gallery mode (WGM) is often used for detection of small particles like bacteria and viruses. It offers good detection sensitivity and is advantageous over other detection techniques because the detection can be label free. However, the detection sensitivity may not be sufficient when the size of the detection target is in nanoscale. To change this, we ...
S. Harrison, M. Young, M. Hayne, P. D. Hodgson, R. J. Young, A. Strittmatter, A. Lenz, U. W. Pohl, D. Bimberg
Department of Physics, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
Institut für Festkörperphysik, Berlin, Germany
Low-dimensional semiconductor nanostructures, in which charge carriers are confined in a number of spatial dimensions, are the focus of much solid-state physics research, offering superior optical and electronic properties over their bulk counterparts. Both two-dimensional (2D) and zero-dimensional (0D) structures have seen wide-ranging applications in laser diodes, solar cells and LEDs to name ...
Modelling Ultra-short Pulse Laser Ablation of Dielectric Materials Using multiple Rate Equations - new
P. Boerner, K. Wegener
Institute of Machine Tools and Manufacturing, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Ultrafast lasers are widely applied in micromachining, material science and physics. In industry, picosecond lasers are becoming more and more established. For pulse lengths shorter than the electron-phonon coupling time, heat affected zones are negligible. Thermally sensitive materials can be processed using ultrashort pulse laser radiation. Multi-component materials and poorly absorbing ...
A. Martín Ortega , Y. Dabin , T. Minea , A. Lacoste 
 ESRF, Grenoble, France
 LPGP, Université Paris-Sud XI, Orsay, France
 LPSC, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France
The high power of X-ray beam delivered by synchrotrons and free electron lasers, up to 240 W/mm2, requires heat load management solutions to obtain the best performance from the optical elements which will shape the beam for its use in the experimental stations . One solution is the use of gas attenuators: a tube filled with an inert gas, usually Argon or Krypton, is placed between X-ray ...
V. Koju , W. M. Robertson ,
 Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN, USA
A dielectric multilayer structure, with a grating profile on the surface layer, can couple light into a strongly confined surface wave, known as a Bloch surface wave. These surface modes can be used to design bio-sensors. The corrugated surface structure also enables azimuthal angular excitation of Bloch waves. In this paper, we exploit azimuthal interrogation to design highly sensitive Bloch ...
L. Bergamini , O. Muskens , N. Zabala , J. Aizpurua 
 UPV/EHU, Bilbao, Spain; Materials Physics Center and CSIC-UPV/EHU, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain; Donostia International Physics Center, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
 University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
 Materials Physics Center and CSIC-UPV/EHU, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain; Donostia International Physics Center, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
It is well-known that metal nanoparticles (NPs) excited at the plasmon frequency not only exhibit peculiar optical properties (e.g., a peak in the extinction spectrum, an enhanced electromagnetic near-filed) but also heat up . This phenomenon is highly investigated for medical applications, but it can be exploited also for the realization of optical devices. In our study we use COMSOL ...