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Verschueren, D.V. (author)
Grabbing a single molecule and inspecting its contents is far from easy. Apart from the small size of the objects, biomolecules shake, shimmer, and bounce around a tremendous amount. How can one gently control something that small (without squashing or destroying it) and still be able to tell what it is? The work in this thesis is exactly aimed...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Mehrali, M. (author), Ghatkesar, M.K. (author), Pecnik, R. (author)
The wide-spread adoption of solar thermal absorbers is currently hampered by their low absorption efficiencies and their high capital cost. As a result, a number of initiatives, including direct absorption solar collectors (DASC), are currently underway to improve the absorber efficiencies. In this regard, this study focused on application of...
journal article 2018
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Shi, X. (author), Verschueren, D.V. (author), Dekker, C. (author)
Plasmon resonance biosensors provide ultimate sensitivity at the single-molecule level. This sensitivity is, however, associated with a nanometer-sized confined hotspot, and molecular transport toward the sensor relies on inefficient diffusion. Here, we combine a plasmonic nanoantenna with a solid-state nanopore and demonstrate that single...
journal article 2018
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Rezaei, N. (author), Isabella, O. (author), Vroon, Zeger (author), Zeman, M. (author)
A 3-D optical modelling was calibrated to calculate the light absorption and the total reflection of fabricated CIGS solar cells. Absorption losses at molybdenum (Mo) / CIGS interface were explained in terms of plasmonic waves. To quench these losses, we assumed the insertion of a lossless dielectric spacer between Mo and CIGS, whose optical...
journal article 2018
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Verschueren, D.V. (author), Pud, S. (author), Shi, X. (author), de Angelis, L. (author), Kuipers, L. (author), Dekker, C. (author)
Solid-state nanopores are single-molecule sensors that hold great potential for rapid protein and nucleic-acid analysis. Despite their many opportunities, the conventional ionic current detection scheme that is at the heart of the sensor suffers inherent limitations. This scheme intrinsically couples signal strength to the driving voltage,...
journal article 2018
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Kosters, N.D. (author), De Hoogh, Anouk (author), Zeijlemaker, Hans (author), Acar, Hakkl (author), Rotenberg, Nir (author), Kuipers, L. (author)
We introduce core-shell plasmonic nanohelices, highly tunable structures that have a different response in the visible for circularly polarized light of opposite handedness. The glass core of the helices is fabricated using electron beam induced deposition and the pure gold shell is subsequently sputter coated. Optical measurements allow us...
journal article 2017
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Valenti, M. (author), Venugopal, A. (author), Tordera, Daniel (author), Jonsson, P.M. (author), Biskos, G. (author), Schmidt-Ott, A. (author), Smith, W.A. (author)
The conversion of light to electrical and chemical energy has the potential to provide meaningful advances to many aspects of daily life, including the production of energy, water purification, and optical sensing. Recently, plasmonic nanoparticles (PNPs) have been increasingly used in artificial photosynthesis (e.g., water splitting) devices...
journal article 2017
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Xiao, Jing (author), Wei, Qi-Qin (author), Yang, Daoguo (author), Zhang, Ping (author), He, Ning (author), Zhang, G.Q. (author), Ren, Tian-Ling (author), Chen, XP (author)
The emerging field of nanophotonics requires plasmonic devices to be fully compatible with semiconductor fabrication techniques. However, very few feasible practical structures exist at present. Here, we propose a CMOS-compatible hybrid plasmonic slot waveguide (HPSW) with enhanced field confinement. Our simulation results show that the HPSW...
journal article 2016
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Pfeiffer, T.V. (author), Ortiz Gonzalez, J. (author), Santbergen, R. (author), Tan, H. (author), Schmidt-Ott, A. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Smets, A.H.M. (author)
A soft deposition method for incorporating surface plasmon resonant metal nanoparticles within photovoltaic devices was studied. This self-assembly method provides excellent control over both nanoparticle size and surface coverage. Films of spherical Ag nanoparticles with diameter of ?100 nm were fabricated by depositing size-selected aerosols...
conference paper 2014
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Narváez, A.C. (author)
Cathodoluminescence (CL), the excitation of light by an electron beam, has gained attention as an analysis tool for investigating the optical response of a structure, at a resolution that approaches that in electron microscopy, in the nanometer range. However, the application possibilities are limited because the use of transparent substrates,...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Santbergen, R. (author), Hairen, T. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Smets, A.H.M. (author)
The scattering cross-section of a plasmonic nanoparticle is proportional to the intensity of the electric field that drives the plasmon resonance. In this work we determine the driving field pattern throughout a complete thin-film silicon solar cell. Our simulations reveal that by tuning of the thicknesses of silicon and transparent conductive...
journal article 2014
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Hagman, H. (author), Bäcke, O. (author), Kiskis, J. (author), Svedberg, F. (author), Jonsson, M.P. (author), Höök, F. (author), Enejder, A. (author)
Nonlinear plasmonics opens up for wavelength conversion, reduced interaction/emission volumes, and nonlinear enhancement effects at the nanoscale with many compelling nanophotonic applications foreseen. We investigate nonlinear plasmonic responses of nanoholes in thin gold films by exciting the holes individually with tightly focused laser beams...
journal article 2014
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Raghunathan, S.B. (author)
doctoral thesis 2013
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Tan, H. (author), Sivec, L. (author), Yan, B. (author), Santbergen, R. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Smets, A.H.M. (author)
We show experimentally that the photocurrent of thin-film hydrogenated microcrystalline silicon (?c-Si:H) solar cells can be enhanced by 4.5?mA/cm2 with a plasmonic back reflector (BR). The light trapping performance is improved using plasmonic BR with broader angular scattering and lower parasitic absorption loss through tuning the size of...
journal article 2013
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Pfaff, W. (author), Vos, A. (author), Hanson, R. (author)
Metal nanostructures can be used to harvest and guide the emission of single photon emitters on-chip via surface plasmon polaritons. In order to develop and characterize photonic devices based on emitter-plasmon hybrid structures, a deterministic and scalable fabrication method for such structures is desirable. Here, we demonstrate deterministic...
journal article 2013
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Zeman, M. (author), Isabella, O. (author), Jäger, K. (author), Santbergen, R. (author), Solntsev, S. (author), Topic, M. (author), Krc, J. (author)
Light management is important for improving the performance of thin-film solar cells. Advanced concepts of efficient light scattering and trapping inside the cell structures need to be investigated. An important tool for design and optimisation of the concepts present optical modelling and simulation. In the article a model of light scattering...
journal article 2012
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Ramakrishnan, G. (author)
Terahertz light is electromagnetic radiation, similar to visible light. The photons that the terahertz light is comprised of carry a much smaller amount of energy compared to the visible light photons. Unlike visible light, terahertz light can pass through materials like plastic, cardboards, wood etc.; a very useful property which enables it to...
doctoral thesis 2012
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Gan, C.H. (author), Gu, Y. (author), Visser, T.D. (author), Gbur, G. (author)
Simulations are presented that demonstrate that the global state of spatial coherence of an optical wavefield can be altered on transmission through an array of subwavelength-sized holes in a metal plate that supports surface plasmons. It is found that the state of coherence of the emergent field strongly depends on the separation between the...
journal article 2012
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Ramakrishnan, G. (author), Kumar, N. (author), Planken, P.C.M. (author), Tanaka, D. (author), Kajikawa, K. (author)
Emission of terahertz radiation is observed when surface plasmons are excited on a thin film of gold, in the Kretschmann geometry. When a hemicyanine-terminated alkanethiol self-assembled monolayer of thickness 1.2 nm is deposited on the gold film, stronger terahertz emission is observed. Our experimental results confirm that enhanced terahertz...
journal article 2012
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Chimento, P.F. (author), Kuzmin, N.V. (author), Bosman, J. (author), Alkemade, P.F.A. (author), 'T Hooft, G.W. (author), Eliel, E.R. (author)
We have experimentally studied the polarization-dependent transmission properties of a nanoslit in a gold film as a function of its width. The slit exhibits strong birefringence and dichroism. We find, surprisingly, that the transmission of the polarization parallel to the slit only disappears when the slit is much narrower than half a...
journal article 2011
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