Plasmonics in heavily-doped semiconductor nanocrystals

  • Francesco Scotognella
  • Giuseppe Della Valle
  • Ajay Ram Srimath Kandada
  • Margherita Zavelani-Rossi
  • Stefano Longhi
  • Guglielmo Lanzani
  • Francesco Tassone
Colloquium

Abstract

Heavily-doped semiconductor nanocrystals characterized by a tunable plasmonic band have been gaining increasing attention recently. Herein, we introduce this type of materials focusing on their structural and photo-physical properties. Beside their continuous-wave plasmonic response, depicted both theoretically and experimentally, we also review recent results on their transient ultrafast response. This was successfully interpreted by adapting models of the ultrafast response of noble metal nanoparticles.

Keywords

Solid State and Materials 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesco Scotognella
    • 1
    • 2
  • Giuseppe Della Valle
    • 1
    • 3
  • Ajay Ram Srimath Kandada
    • 1
    • 2
  • Margherita Zavelani-Rossi
    • 1
    • 3
  • Stefano Longhi
    • 1
    • 3
  • Guglielmo Lanzani
    • 1
    • 2
  • Francesco Tassone
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di FisicaPolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Center for Nano Science and Technology@PoliMiIstituto Italiano di TecnologiaMilanoItaly
  3. 3.Istituto di Fotonica e NanotecnologieConsiglio Nazionale delle RicercheMilanoItaly

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