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Title: Design principles for photonic crystals based on plasmonic nanoparticle superlattices

Abstract

Photonic crystals have been widely studied due to their broad technological applications in lasers, sensors, optical telecommunications, and display devices. Typically, photonic crystals are periodic structures of touching dielectric materials with alternating high and low refractive indices, and to date, the variables of interest have focused primarily on crystal symmetry and the refractive indices of the constituent materials, primarily polymers and semiconductors. In contrast, finite difference time domain (FDTD) simulations suggest that plasmonic nanoparticle superlattices with spacer groups offer an alternative route to photonic crystals due to the controllable spacing of the nanoparticles and the high refractive index of the lattices, even far away from the plasmon frequency where losses are low. Herein, the stopband features of 13 Bravais lattices are characterized and compared, resulting in paradigm-shifting design principles for photonic crystals. Based on these design rules, a simple cubic structure with an ~130-nm lattice parameter is predicted to have a broad photonic stopband, a property confirmed by synthesizing the structure via DNA programmable assembly and characterizing it by reflectance measurements. As a result, we show through simulation that a maximum reflectance of more than 0.99 can be achieved in these plasmonic photonic crystals by optimizing the nanoparticle composition andmore » structural parameters.« less

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Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Center for Bio-Inspired Energy Science (CBES); Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States)
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USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1457097
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OSTI ID: 1540285
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SC0000989; SC0004752
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Published Article
Journal Name:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America Journal Volume: 115 Journal Issue: 28; Journal ID: ISSN 0027-8424
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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Country of Publication:
United States
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English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; Science & Technology; Other Topics; photonic crystal; plasmonic nanoparticles; DNA programmable assembly; tunable bandgap; colloidal crystal

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Sun, Lin, Lin, Haixin, Kohlstedt, Kevin L., Schatz, George C., and Mirkin, Chad A. Design principles for photonic crystals based on plasmonic nanoparticle superlattices. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1073/pnas.1800106115.
Sun, Lin, Lin, Haixin, Kohlstedt, Kevin L., Schatz, George C., & Mirkin, Chad A. Design principles for photonic crystals based on plasmonic nanoparticle superlattices. United States. doi:10.1073/pnas.1800106115.
Sun, Lin, Lin, Haixin, Kohlstedt, Kevin L., Schatz, George C., and Mirkin, Chad A. Mon . "Design principles for photonic crystals based on plasmonic nanoparticle superlattices". United States. doi:10.1073/pnas.1800106115.
@article{osti_1457097,
title = {Design principles for photonic crystals based on plasmonic nanoparticle superlattices},
author = {Sun, Lin and Lin, Haixin and Kohlstedt, Kevin L. and Schatz, George C. and Mirkin, Chad A.},
abstractNote = {Photonic crystals have been widely studied due to their broad technological applications in lasers, sensors, optical telecommunications, and display devices. Typically, photonic crystals are periodic structures of touching dielectric materials with alternating high and low refractive indices, and to date, the variables of interest have focused primarily on crystal symmetry and the refractive indices of the constituent materials, primarily polymers and semiconductors. In contrast, finite difference time domain (FDTD) simulations suggest that plasmonic nanoparticle superlattices with spacer groups offer an alternative route to photonic crystals due to the controllable spacing of the nanoparticles and the high refractive index of the lattices, even far away from the plasmon frequency where losses are low. Herein, the stopband features of 13 Bravais lattices are characterized and compared, resulting in paradigm-shifting design principles for photonic crystals. Based on these design rules, a simple cubic structure with an ~130-nm lattice parameter is predicted to have a broad photonic stopband, a property confirmed by synthesizing the structure via DNA programmable assembly and characterizing it by reflectance measurements. As a result, we show through simulation that a maximum reflectance of more than 0.99 can be achieved in these plasmonic photonic crystals by optimizing the nanoparticle composition and structural parameters.},
doi = {10.1073/pnas.1800106115},
journal = {Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
number = 28,
volume = 115,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {6}
}

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