Chiral plasmonic nanostructures with tunable handedness‐dependent absorption in the visible and infrared offer chiro‐optical control at the nanoscale. Moreover, coupling them with emitting layers could lead to chiral nanosources, important for nanophotonic circuits. Here, we propose plasmonic elliptical nanohole arrays (ENHA) for circularly dependent near‐infrared and visible emission. We first investigate broadband chiral behavior in an Au‐ENHA embedded in glass by exciting it with plane waves. We then study the coupling of ENHA with a thin emitting layer embedded in glass; we focus on the emission wavelengths which provided high chirality in plane‐ wave simulations. Our novel simulation set‐up monitors the chirality of the far‐field emission by properly averaging a large set of homogeneously distributed, randomly oriented quantum sources. The intrinsic chirality of ENHA influences the circular polarization degree of the emitting layer. Finally, we study the emission dependence on the field distribution at the excitation wavelength. We demonstrate the chiral absorption and emission properties for Au‐ENHA emitting in the near‐ infrared range, and for Ag‐ENHA which is excited in green range and emits in the Lumogen Red range. The simple geometry of ENHA can be fabricated with low‐cost nanosphere lithography and be covered with emission gel. We thus believe that this design can be of great importance for tunable chiral nanosources.

Plasmonic elliptical nanohole arrays for chiral absorption and emission in the near-infrared and visible range / Petronijevic, Emilija; Ghahri, Ramin; Sibilia, Concita. - In: APPLIED SCIENCES. - ISSN 2076-3417. - 11:13(2021), p. 6012. [10.3390/app11136012]

Plasmonic elliptical nanohole arrays for chiral absorption and emission in the near-infrared and visible range

Petronijevic, Emilija;Sibilia, Concita
2021

Abstract

Chiral plasmonic nanostructures with tunable handedness‐dependent absorption in the visible and infrared offer chiro‐optical control at the nanoscale. Moreover, coupling them with emitting layers could lead to chiral nanosources, important for nanophotonic circuits. Here, we propose plasmonic elliptical nanohole arrays (ENHA) for circularly dependent near‐infrared and visible emission. We first investigate broadband chiral behavior in an Au‐ENHA embedded in glass by exciting it with plane waves. We then study the coupling of ENHA with a thin emitting layer embedded in glass; we focus on the emission wavelengths which provided high chirality in plane‐ wave simulations. Our novel simulation set‐up monitors the chirality of the far‐field emission by properly averaging a large set of homogeneously distributed, randomly oriented quantum sources. The intrinsic chirality of ENHA influences the circular polarization degree of the emitting layer. Finally, we study the emission dependence on the field distribution at the excitation wavelength. We demonstrate the chiral absorption and emission properties for Au‐ENHA emitting in the near‐ infrared range, and for Ag‐ENHA which is excited in green range and emits in the Lumogen Red range. The simple geometry of ENHA can be fabricated with low‐cost nanosphere lithography and be covered with emission gel. We thus believe that this design can be of great importance for tunable chiral nanosources.
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