Applied Physics A

, Volume 96, Issue 2, pp 459–466

Theoretical and experimental investigation of the near field under ordered silica spheres on substrate

  • S. M. Huang
  • Z. A. Wang
  • Z. Sun
  • Z. B. Wang
  • Boris Luk’yanchuk
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00339-009-5275-2

Cite this article as:
Huang, S.M., Wang, Z.A., Sun, Z. et al. Appl. Phys. A (2009) 96: 459. doi:10.1007/s00339-009-5275-2

Abstract

Investigation on the optical resonance and near field effects of a 2D periodic dielectric spheres on metallic surfaces by combining theoretical calculations with experimental studies were carried out. The light scattering and coupling was numerically studied. Nanostructures were fabricated on the metallic surfaces using these arrays of micro- and nano-spheres with a single laser pulse (KrF, λ=248 nm). The occurrence of such nanostructures is well explained by the theoretical calculations. The results can be useful in investigation and development of spheres-assisted nano-patterning.

PACS

81.16.Mk61.80.Ba81.16.Rf81.65.Cf

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. M. Huang
    • 1
  • Z. A. Wang
    • 1
  • Z. Sun
    • 1
  • Z. B. Wang
    • 2
  • Boris Luk’yanchuk
    • 3
  1. 1.Engineering Research Center for Nanophotonics and Advanced Instrument, Ministry of Education, Department of physicsEast China Normal UniversityShanghaiP.R. China
  2. 2.Laser Processing Research Centre, School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil EngineeringUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK
  3. 3.Data Storage InstituteSingaporeRepublic of Singapore