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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Fano Resonance-Assisted Plasmonic Trapping of Nanoparticles

Noor Uddin, Guangqing Du, Feng Chen, Yu Lu, Qing Yang, Hao Bian, Jiale Yong, Xun Hou

Plasmonic optical trapping is widely applied in the field of bioscience, microfluidics, and quantum optics. It can play a vital role to extend optical manipulation tools from micrometer to nanometer scale level. Currently, it is a challenge to obtain the highly stable optical trapping with low power and less damage. In this paper, we propose Fano resonance-assisted self-induced back-action (FASIBA) method, through which a single 40-nm gold particle can be trapped in hole-slit nano-aperture milled on metallic film. It is used to achieve ultra-accurate positioning of nanoparticle, metallic nanostructures at wide infrared wavelength range, quite effectively and evidently. The stable plasmonic trapping is achieved by tuning the transmission wavelengths and modifications of nanoslit, indicating that the depth of potential well can be increased from minus 8KT to 12KT, with the input power of 109 W/m2. This can be attributed to great modifications in Fano resonance transmissions according to self-induced back-action (SIBA) theory. The results are basically helpful to facilitate the trapping with lower power and less damage to the objects, which enables new scenario for the treatment of undesirable spread of a single nanoscale creature, such as virus.

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