Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
First Committee Member
Biswajit Das, Chair
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Graduate Faculty Representative
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As optical counterpart of microwave antennas, plasmonic nanoantennas are important nanoscale devices for converting propagating optical radiation into confined/enhanced electromagnetic fields. Presently, nanoantennas, with a typical size of 200-500 nm, have found their applications in bio-sensing, bio-imaging, energy harvesting, and disease cure and prevention. With the device feature size of next generation IC goes down to 22 nm or smaller, and biological/chemical sensing reaches the Gene’s level, the sizes of the corresponding nanoantennas have to be scaled down to sub-100nm level. In the literature, these sub-100nm nanoantennas are referred as deep subwavelength nanoantennas as size of such miniaturized nanoantennas is only a fraction of the wavelength of applied visible light range (390nm-750nm).
Applied sciences; Localized surface plasmons; Optical antennas; Plasmon polarization; Plasmonic nanoantennas; Plasmons (Physics); Sensing; Surface plasmon resonance
Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics | Electrical and Computer Engineering | Nanotechnology Fabrication | Plasma and Beam Physics
Zhai, Shengjie, "Hybrid Plasmonic Nanoantennas: Fabrication, Characterization, and Application" (2012). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 1525.