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Title: Direct measurement of optical force induced by near-field plasmonic cavity using dynamic mode AFM

Abstract

Plasmonic nanostructures have attracted much attention in recent years because of their potential applications in optical manipulation through near-field enhancement. Continuing experimental efforts have been made to develop accurate techniques to directly measure the near-field optical force induced by the plasmonic nanostructures in the visible frequency range. In this work, we report a new application of dynamic mode atomic force microscopy (DM-AFM) in the measurement of the enhanced optical force acting on a nano-structured plasmonic resonant cavity. The plasmonic cavity is made of an upper gold-coated glass sphere and a lower quartz substrate patterned with an array of subwavelength gold disks. In the near-field when the sphere is positioned close to the disk array, plasmonic resonance is excited in the cavity and the induced force by a 1550 nm infrared laser is found to be increased by an order of magnitude compared with the photon pressure generated by the same laser light. Lastly, the experiment demonstrates that DM-AFM is a powerful tool for the study of light induced forces and their enhancement in plasmonic nanostructures.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Hong Kong Univ. of Science & Technology, Kowloon (Hong Kong)
  2. Soochow Univ., Suzhou (China)
  3. Hong Kong Univ. of Science & Technology, Kowloon (Hong Kong); Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL (United States)
  4. Nanjing Univ., Nanjing (China)
  5. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1265939
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Scientific Reports
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 2045-2322
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; microresonators; nanocavitites; nanophotonics and plasmonics

Citation Formats

Guan, Dongshi, Hang, Zhi Hong, Marset, Zsolt, Liu, Hui, Kravchenko, Ivan I., Chan, Ho Bun, Chan, C. T., and Tong, Penger. Direct measurement of optical force induced by near-field plasmonic cavity using dynamic mode AFM. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1038/srep16216.
Guan, Dongshi, Hang, Zhi Hong, Marset, Zsolt, Liu, Hui, Kravchenko, Ivan I., Chan, Ho Bun, Chan, C. T., & Tong, Penger. Direct measurement of optical force induced by near-field plasmonic cavity using dynamic mode AFM. United States. doi:10.1038/srep16216.
Guan, Dongshi, Hang, Zhi Hong, Marset, Zsolt, Liu, Hui, Kravchenko, Ivan I., Chan, Ho Bun, Chan, C. T., and Tong, Penger. Fri . "Direct measurement of optical force induced by near-field plasmonic cavity using dynamic mode AFM". United States. doi:10.1038/srep16216. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1265939.
@article{osti_1265939,
title = {Direct measurement of optical force induced by near-field plasmonic cavity using dynamic mode AFM},
author = {Guan, Dongshi and Hang, Zhi Hong and Marset, Zsolt and Liu, Hui and Kravchenko, Ivan I. and Chan, Ho Bun and Chan, C. T. and Tong, Penger},
abstractNote = {Plasmonic nanostructures have attracted much attention in recent years because of their potential applications in optical manipulation through near-field enhancement. Continuing experimental efforts have been made to develop accurate techniques to directly measure the near-field optical force induced by the plasmonic nanostructures in the visible frequency range. In this work, we report a new application of dynamic mode atomic force microscopy (DM-AFM) in the measurement of the enhanced optical force acting on a nano-structured plasmonic resonant cavity. The plasmonic cavity is made of an upper gold-coated glass sphere and a lower quartz substrate patterned with an array of subwavelength gold disks. In the near-field when the sphere is positioned close to the disk array, plasmonic resonance is excited in the cavity and the induced force by a 1550 nm infrared laser is found to be increased by an order of magnitude compared with the photon pressure generated by the same laser light. Lastly, the experiment demonstrates that DM-AFM is a powerful tool for the study of light induced forces and their enhancement in plasmonic nanostructures.},
doi = {10.1038/srep16216},
journal = {Scientific Reports},
number = ,
volume = 5,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {11}
}

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