Plasmon-enhanced Sub-wavelength laser ablation: Plasmonic nanojets

Ventsislav K. Valev*, Denitza Denkova, Xuezhi Zheng, Arseniy I. Kuznetsov, Carsten Reinhardt, Boris N. Chichkov, Gichka Tsutsumanova, Edward J. Osley, Veselin Petkov, Ben De Clercq, Alejandro V. Silhanek, Yogesh Jeyaram, Vladimir Volskiy, Paul A. Warburton, Guy A E Vandenbosch, Stoyan Russev, Oleg A. Aktsipetrov, Marcel Ameloot, Victor V. Moshchalkov, Thierry Verbiest

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In response to the incident light's electric field, the electron density oscillates in the plasmonic hotspots producing an electric current. Associated Ohmic losses raise the temperature of the material within the plasmonic hotspot above the melting point. A nanojet and nanosphere ejection can then be observed precisely from the plasmonic hotspots.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)OP29-OP35
Number of pages7
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 8 Mar 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • metamaterials
  • nanoimprinting
  • plasmonics
  • surface plasmon resonance


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