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Launching plasmons with molecules

An optoelectronic prototype based on a self-assembled molecular junction to controllably excite propagating surface plasmons has been developed.

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Figure 1: Schematic of a self-assembled monolayer junction operating as an integrated electrically driven source for surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs).

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Schull, G. Launching plasmons with molecules. Nature Photon 10, 208–209 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nphoton.2016.42

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