NANO-OPTICS

Plasmonic hot carriers skip out in femtoseconds

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Plasmonic antennas store energy by localizing light to nanoscale volumes. A plasmon’s oscillating electrons can scatter directly into a semiconductor, transferring the captured energy in less than ten femtoseconds.

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Fig. 1: Hot-carrier capture from a plasmonic nanoparticle.

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