Tuneable electron-beam-driven nanoscale light source

G. Adamo, K.F. MacDonald, Y.H. Fu, Din-ping Tsai, F.J. García De Abajo, N.I. Zheludev

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Recently demonstrated 'light-wells'-free-electron-driven tuneable nanoscale light sources-generate optical photons as electrons travel down a nano-hole through a metal-dielectric multilayer structure. We report here on the application of boundary element modeling methods to the simulation of light-well output characteristics. The model is found to successfully reproduce the key features observed in experiment and as such will aid in the development and optimization of future device structures. © 2010 IOP Publishing Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Article number024012
JournalJournal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 9 Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Free-electron
  • Light source
  • Nanoscale emitter
  • Tuneable

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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