Quasiperiodic moiré plasmonic crystals

Steven M. Lubin, Alexander J. Hryn, Mark D. Huntington, Clifford J. Engel, Teri W. Odom

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This paper describes the properties of silver plasmonic crystals with quasiperiodic rotational symmetries. Compared to periodic plasmonic crystals, quasiperiodic moiré structures exhibited an increased number of surface plasmon polariton modes, especially at high angles of excitation. In addition, plasmonic band gaps were often formed at the intersections of these new modes. To identify the origin and predict the location of the band gaps, we developed a Bragg-based indexing system using the reciprocal lattice vectors of the moiré plasmonic crystals. We showed that even more complicated quasiperiodic geometries could also be described by this indexing model. We anticipate that these quasiperiodic lattices will be useful for applications that require the concentration and manipulation of light over a broadband spectrum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11035-11042
Number of pages8
JournalACS nano
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 23 2013


  • angle-resolved reflectance spectroscopy
  • high rotational symmetry lattices
  • moiré patterns
  • plasmonic band gaps
  • pseudo-Brillouin zones
  • quasiperiodic
  • surface plasmon polaritons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Lubin, S. M., Hryn, A. J., Huntington, M. D., Engel, C. J., & Odom, T. W. (2013). Quasiperiodic moiré plasmonic crystals. ACS nano, 7(12), 11035-11042. https://doi.org/10.1021/nn404703z