Nano-antennas Excitation with Visible Light and Their Observed Response with a Confocal Microscope in the THz Range

  • Daniel Luis NoriegaEmail author
  • Fernando Mendoza Santoyo
  • Jorge Mauricio Flores Moreno
  • Javier Méndez-Lozoya
  • Francisco Javier González
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 233)


A confocal microscope was used to observe the electromagnetic field produced from a cluster of nano-antennas excited with visible light. The experimental results show the dynamic behavior of the iron oxide nanoparticles deposited over the nano-antennas cluster.



F. J. González would like to acknowledge the support from Project 32 of “Centro Mexicano de Innovación en Energía Solar” and by the National Laboratory Program from CONACYT through the Terahertz Science and Technology National Lab (LANCYTT).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Luis Noriega
    • 1
    Email author
  • Fernando Mendoza Santoyo
    • 1
  • Jorge Mauricio Flores Moreno
    • 1
  • Javier Méndez-Lozoya
    • 2
  • Francisco Javier González
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica A.C.LeónMexico
  2. 2.Universidad Autónoma de San Luis PotosiSan Luis Potosi, SLPMexico

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