Fabrication of Metallic Nanocrystal Arrays for Nanoscale Nonlinear Optics

Anthony B. Hmelo, Matthew D. McMahon, Rene Lopez, Robert H. Magruder, Robert A. Weller, Richard F. Haglund, Leonard C Feldman

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Ordered arrays of metal nanocrystals embedded in or sequestered on dielectric hosts have potential applications as elements of nonlinear or near-field optical circuits, as sensitizers for fluorescence emitters and photodetectors, and as anchor points for arrays of biological molecules. Here we report on the fabrication of two-dimensional ordered metallic nanocrystal arrays for optical investigations. We have employed strategies for synthesizing metal nanocrystal composites that capitalize on the best features of focused ion beam (FIB) machining and pulsed laser deposition (PLD) of Ag on Si/SiO 2 substrates.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCeramic Transactions
EditorsM.R. De Guire, M.Z. Hu, Y. Gogotsi, S.W. Lu
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventCeramic Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology II, Proceedings - Nashville, TN, United States
Duration: Apr 27 2003Apr 30 2003

Publication series

NameCeramic Transactions


OtherCeramic Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology II, Proceedings
CountryUnited States
CityNashville, TN


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites

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Hmelo, A. B., McMahon, M. D., Lopez, R., Magruder, R. H., Weller, R. A., Haglund, R. F., & Feldman, L. C. (2004). Fabrication of Metallic Nanocrystal Arrays for Nanoscale Nonlinear Optics. In M. R. De Guire, M. Z. Hu, Y. Gogotsi, & S. W. Lu (Eds.), Ceramic Transactions (Vol. 148, pp. 61-68). (Ceramic Transactions; Vol. 148).