The interaction of quantum dots with plasmons supported by metal waveguides
Hettiarachchige, Chamanei Sandamali P. (2016) The interaction of quantum dots with plasmons supported by metal waveguides. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.
Plasmonics is a recently emerged technology that enables the compression of electromagnetic waves into miniscule metallic structures, thus enabling the focusing and routing of light on the nanoscale. Plasmonic waveguides can be used to miniaturise the size of integrated chip circuits while increasing the data transmission speed. Plasmonic waveguides are used to route the plasmons around a circuit and are a major focus of this thesis. Also, plasmons are highly sensitive to the surrounding dielectric environment. Using this property we have experimentally realised a refractive index sensor to detect refractive index change in solutions.
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|Item Type:||QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)|
|Supervisor:||Vernon, Kristy, Jaatinen, Esa, Waclawik, Eric, & Funston, Alison|
|Keywords:||Plasmonics, Surface plasmons, Quantum Dots, Refractive index sensor, Grating, Plasmon excitation|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Institution:||Queensland University of Technology|
|Deposited On:||18 May 2016 05:51|
|Last Modified:||31 May 2016 02:56|
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