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Active Plasmonics in Self-organized Soft Materials

  • Roberto Caputo
  • Luciano De Sio
  • Ugo Cataldi
  • Cesare Umeton
Part of the Nano-Optics and Nanophotonics book series (NON)

Abstract

In this chapter we show several possibilities for obtaining active plasmonics in self-organized amorphous materials. The starting point is a brief theoretical description of the physical mechanisms that allow such a tunability. Afterwards, it follows an overview of the up-to-date results obtained in this direction. Several proof-of-concept prototypes have been successfully fabricated and are reported as well.

Keywords

Liquid Crystal Localize Surface Plasmon Resonance Resonance Light Scattering Cholesteric Liquid Crystal Plasmonic Response 
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Notes

Acknowledgements

Our sincere thanks go to Dr. Toralf Scharf and Prof. Carsten Rockstuhl for the fruitful collaboration in the framework of the NANOGOLD project. A special thank to Prof. Iam-Choon Khoo and Prof. Miguel Correa-Duarte for their helpfulness in writing this chapter. Finally, we acknowledge that part of the research leading to reported results has received funding from the European Union’s Seven Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement No. 228455.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roberto Caputo
    • 1
  • Luciano De Sio
    • 1
  • Ugo Cataldi
    • 1
  • Cesare Umeton
    • 1
  1. 1.LiCryL-INFM/CNR & Physics DepartmentUniversity of CalabriaRendeItaly

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