Fabrication methods of plasmonic and magnetoplasmonic crystals: a review
Magneto-plasmonic Lab, Laser and Plasma Research Institute, Shahid Beheshti University, Daneshju Boulevard, 1983969411, Tehran, Iran
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Accepted: 13 December 2016
Published online: 17 January 2017
In recent years, plasmonic crystals have embraced a wide range of applications from medical to optoelectronic ones due to their outstanding and extraordinary properties such as enhanced optical transmission, large field enhancements, collimation of light through a subwavelength apertures and tunable multimode plasmonic resonances. For achieving optimized metallic nanostructures, a great effort is made to propose versatile fabrication methods that support interesting geometries and materials. In this paper, we have made a comprehensive review of fabrication methods of plasmonic crystal and one of its main subgroups entitled “magnetoplasmonic crystals”. The fabrication methods are divided into two main groups of bottom-up and top-down approaches and their weak and strong points, besides their applications are discussed.
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