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Pages: 5880-5882
Publication year: 2016
ISBN: 978-84-608-5617-7
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2016.0405

Conference name: 10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2016
Location: Valencia, Spain

NANOPHOTONICS LABORATORY TEACHING EXPERIMENTS OPEN TO SENIOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS AND GRADUATE STUDENTS

I. Suárez1, M. Naserpour1, C.J. Zapata-Rodríguez1, J.J. Miret2, J.P. Martínez-Pastor1

1Valencia University (SPAIN)
2Alicante University (SPAIN)
Propagation of surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs), which are transverse magnetic (TM) polarized optical surface waves, along the interface between a metal and a dielectric has attracted significant attention due to its unique optical properties such as a tight confinement below the diffraction limit and a high sensitivity to the surrounding environment. Nowadays study of SPPs that have fascinating applications in photonics and optoelectronics is necessary for students. However, SPPs suffer from large attenuation because of the ohmic losses in the metal layer. This limitation makes an obstacle to use laboratory experiments for teaching students within the Degree in Physics and Master in Advanced Physics whose main objective is an excitation and detection of surface plasmons. The aim of this paper is the design and staging of a simple experiment, using inexpensive optical elements which are easy to find in university laboratories, leading to a straightforward approach for the excitation and propagation of SPPs. In the particular case of our experiment we employ planar waveguides which were manufactured in our research laboratories by embedding semiconductor nanostructures (CdSe with emission in the visible) in PMMA. This nanocomposite was deposited above a gold layer in order to study the surface plasmon propagation. Such setup will enable a student to handily couple a laser beam into the plasmonic waveguide and subsequently to measure and characterize the field waveform at the exit surface.
@InProceedings{SUAREZ2016NAN,
author = {Su{\'{a}}rez, I. and Naserpour, M. and Zapata-Rodr{\'{i}}guez, C.J. and Miret, J.J. and Mart{\'{i}}nez-Pastor, J.P.},
title = {NANOPHOTONICS LABORATORY TEACHING EXPERIMENTS OPEN TO SENIOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS AND GRADUATE STUDENTS},
series = {10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2016 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-608-5617-7},
issn = {2340-1079},
doi = {10.21125/inted.2016.0405},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/inted.2016.0405},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {7-9 March, 2016},
year = {2016},
pages = {5880-5882}}
TY - CONF
AU - I. Suárez AU - M. Naserpour AU - C.J. Zapata-Rodríguez AU - J.J. Miret AU - J.P. Martínez-Pastor
TI - NANOPHOTONICS LABORATORY TEACHING EXPERIMENTS OPEN TO SENIOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS AND GRADUATE STUDENTS
SN - 978-84-608-5617-7/2340-1079
DO - 10.21125/inted.2016.0405
PY - 2016
Y1 - 7-9 March, 2016
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2016 Proceedings
SP - 5880
EP - 5882
ER -
I. Suárez, M. Naserpour, C.J. Zapata-Rodríguez, J.J. Miret, J.P. Martínez-Pastor (2016) NANOPHOTONICS LABORATORY TEACHING EXPERIMENTS OPEN TO SENIOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS AND GRADUATE STUDENTS, INTED2016 Proceedings, pp. 5880-5882.
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