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Direct Laser Writing of Gold Nanostructures: Application to Data Storage and Color Nanoprinting

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We have demonstrated a simple way to fabricate gold islands by using the laser direct writing method. The gold nano-islands were formed by the optically induced local thermal effect, resulting from the excitation of a continuous-wave laser beam on gold layer. By moving the laser focusing spot, it was possible to write desired plasmonic texts and images on demand at a nanoscale. By changing the exposure dose, the size of gold nano-islands was controlled, resulted in different colors. This demonstration paves the way for many interesting applications, such as plasmonic data storage and nano-scaled color printing.

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This work is supported by a public grant overseen by the French National Research Agency (ANR) (project: GRATEOM) and by a public grant of Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam (project: DTDLCN.01/2017). Maofei acknowledges the fellowship from the China Scholarship Council (CSC project)

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Mao, F., Davis, A., Tong, Q.C. et al. Direct Laser Writing of Gold Nanostructures: Application to Data Storage and Color Nanoprinting. Plasmonics 13, 2285–2291 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11468-018-0751-1

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