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dc.contributor.advisor Halas, Naomi J.
dc.creatorDay, Jared
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-03T22:49:37Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-03T22:49:37Z
dc.date.created 2011-04
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1911/64419
dc.description.abstract Au nanoparticles deposited on a metallic film act as nanoantenna receivers and transmitters for the coupling of free-space radiation into, and out of, 2D surface plasmons. Nanosteps, sub-lO-nm gaps between metallic films of differing thickness, can also launch and detect surface plasmons. In this thesis both types of structures are used to locally launch propagating surface plasmon waves and probe their properties. Nanoparticle-Iaunched surface plasmons emerge as two lobes of nominally 90 degree angular width, propagating along the direction of incident polarization. Alternatively, plasmons can be launched unidirectionally, by asymmetric illumination of a nanoparticle receiver.
dc.format.extent 31 pp
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectPhysics
dc.title Nanostructure-Mediated Launching and Detection of 2D Surface Plasmons
dc.identifier.digital DayJ
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Applied Physics
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
dc.identifier.citation Day, Jared. "Nanostructure-Mediated Launching and Detection of 2D Surface Plasmons." (2011) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/64419.


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