Plasmonic light-harvesting devices over the whole visible spectrum

Alexandre Aubry, Dangyuan Lei, Antonio I. Fernández-Domínguez, Yannick Sonnefraud, Stefan A. Maier, J. B. Pendry

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On the basis of conformal transformation, a general strategy is proposed to design plasmonic nanostructures capable of an efficient harvesting of light over a broadband spectrum. The surface plasmon modes propagate toward the singularity of these structures where the group velocity vanishes and energy accumulates. A considerable field enhancement and confinement is thus expected. Radiation losses are also investigated when the structure dimension becomes comparable to the wavelength.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2574-2579
Number of pages6
JournalNano Letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jul 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Broadband device
  • Nanoparticles
  • Plasmonics
  • Transformation optics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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