Plasmonic Moon: a Fano-like approach for squeezing the magnetic field in the infrared

Simone Panaro, Adnan Nazir, Remo Proietti Zaccaria, Luca Razzari, Carlo Liberale, Francesco De Angelis, Andrea Toma

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Outstanding results have been achieved in the localization of optical electric fields via ultrasmall plasmonic cavities, paving the way to the subdiffractive confinement of local electromagnetic fields. However, due to the intrinsic constraints related to conventional architectures, no comparable squeezing factors have been managed yet for the magnetic counterpart of radiation, practically hindering the detection and manipulation of magneto-optical effects at the nanoscale. Here, we observe a strong magnetic field nanofocusing in the infrared, promoted by the induction of a coil-type Fano resonance. By triggering the coil current via a quadrupole-like plasmonic mode, we straightforwardly boost the enhancement of the infrared magnetic field and perform its efficient squeezing in localized nanovolumes.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6128-6134
Number of pages7
JournalNano Letters
Issue number9
StatePublished - Aug 17 2015
Externally publishedYes


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