Advanced Optical Materials
Editor-in-Chief: Peter Gregory, Deputy Editors: Eva Rittweger, Guido Fuchs, Anja Eberhardt
Online ISSN: 2195-1071
Associated Title(s): Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials, Laser & Photonics Reviews, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Small
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- Liquid Crystals: Nano-Localized Heating Source for Photonics and Plasmonics (Advanced Optical Materials 12/2013) (page 992)
Luciano De Sio, Tiziana Placido, Svetlana Serak, Roberto Comparelli, Michela Tamborra, Nelson Tabiryan, M. Lucia Curri, Roberto Bartolino, Cesare Umeton and Timothy Bunning
Article first published online: 11 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adom.201370076
On page 899, conversion of near infrared radiation into heat, controlled at the nanoscale, is achieved by L. De Sio et al. and detected by exploiting the localized plasmonic resonance (LPR) of gold nanorods (GNRs) trapped in a nearly periodic Grandjean-Cano texture of a thermotropic cholesteric liquid crystal (CLC). The localized heating from the nanosources induces a modification in the alignment of the surrounding CLC medium; this induces a variation of the CLC photonic bandgap and modifies the spectral position of the LPR of GNRs.
- Surface Plasmon Resonances: Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance-Enhanced Two-Photon Excited Ultraviolet Emission of Au-Decorated ZnO Nanorod Arrays (Advanced Optical Materials 12/2013) (page 939)
Yi Lin, Chunxiang Xu, Jitao Li, Gangyi Zhu, Xiaoyong Xu, Jun Dai and Baoping Wang
Article first published online: 11 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adom.201370074
The morphology of Au-decorated ZnO nanorods and the two-photon excitation process of this as-prepared composite material are explored by C. X. Xu and co-workers. As demonstrated on page 940, the two-photon excited UV emission of Au-decorated ZnO can be significantly enhanced under an excitation of 520 nm, consistent with the localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) peak of Au nanoparticles (NPs). This improvement is attributed to the strong local field enhancement generated by the LSPR of the NPs.
- Photonic Crystals: Photonic Crystal Nanocavities Containing Plasmonic Nanoparticles Assembled Using a Laser-Printing Technique (Advanced Optical Materials 12/2013) (page 887)
Jaekwon Do, Khalid N. Sediq, Kieran Deasy, David M. Coles, Jessica Rodríguez-Fernández, Jochen Feldmann and David G. Lidzey
Article first published online: 11 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adom.201370071
Single gold nanoparticles are accurately positioned onto a submicrometer linear three-hole photonic crystal nanocavity by J. Rodríguez-Fernández, J. Feldmann, D. G. Lidzey, and co-workers via an optical printing technique. On page 946, this leads to a significant electromagnetic interaction between the cavity mode and the nanoparticles' localized surface plasmon in the hybrid structure. The versatile and scalable nature of this approach enables the routine construction of new types of photonic devices and sensors. Cover by Christoph Hohmann, Nanosystems Initiative Munich.
- Contents: (Advanced Optical Materials 12/2013) (pages 889–893)
Article first published online: 11 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adom.201370073