A novel photonic/plasmonic cavity based on a 1-D photonic crystal cavity vertically coupled to a plasmonic gold structure is reported. The design has been optimized to achieve an ultra-high Q/V ratio, therefore improving the light–matter interaction and making the device suitable for optical trapping applications. Accurate 3-D finite element method (FEM) simulations have been carried out to evaluate the device behavior and performance. The device shows Q ¼ 2:8 103 and V ¼ 4 104ð=nÞ3, which correspond to a Q=V ¼ 7 106ð=nÞ3 with a resonance transmission around 50% at R ¼ 1589:62 nm. A strong gradient of the optical energy has been observed in the metal structure at the resonance, inducing a strong optical force and allowing a single particle trapping with a diameter less than 100 nm. The device turns out very useful for novel biomedical applications, such as proteomics and oncology.
|Autori interni:||CIMINELLI, Caterina|
ARMENISE, Mario Nicola
|Titolo:||Design of an optical trapping device based on an ultra-high Q/V resonant structure|
|Rivista:||IEEE PHOTONICS JOURNAL|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1109/JPHOT.2014.2356496|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|