Aleksandr A Kuchmizhak

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The fabrication method of the high-quality fiber microaxicons (FMAs) on the endface of the optical fiber was developed. Using several types of the commercially available optical fibers we experimentally demonstrated the fabrication of a high-quality FMA focusing a laser beam into a tiny spot with a FWHM≈0.6λ and Bessel-like field distribution. It was also(More)
Simple high-performance, two-stage hybrid technique was developed for fabrication of different plasmonic nanostructures, including nanorods, nanorings, as well as more complex structures on glass substrates. In this technique, a thin noble-metal film on a dielectric substrate is irradiated by a single tightly focused nanosecond laser pulse and then the(More)
In this work, we demonstrate an all-laser method of fabrication of optical nanoantennas (ONAs) with an additional coupling/focusing diffractive element. This method is based on double-shot femtosecond laser nanoablation of a thin supported metallic film, inducing a sequence of electrodynamic (surface plasmon-polariton [SPP] excitation and interference),(More)
A type of laser-induced surface relief nanostructure-the nanocrown-on thin metallic films was studied both experimentally and theoretically. The nanocrowns, representing a thin corrugated rim of resolidified melt and resembling well-known impact-induced water-crown splashes, were produced by single diffraction-limited nanosecond laser pulses on thin gold(More)
Separate nanoholes with the minimum size down to 35 nm (~λ/15) and nanohole arrays with the hole size about 100 nm (~λ/5) were fabricated in a 50 nm optically "thick" Au/Pd film, using single 532 nm pump nanosecond laser pulses focused to diffraction-limited spots by a specially designed apertureless dielectric fiber probe. Nanohole fabrication in the(More)
Donut-shaped laser radiation, carrying orbital angular momentum, namely optical vortex, was recently shown to provide vectorial mass transfer, twisting transiently molten material and producing chiral micro-scale structures on surfaces of different bulk materials upon their resolidification. In this paper, we show that at high-NA focusing nanosecond laser(More)
We demonstrate analytically and numerically that the detection of the spectral response of a single spherical Au nanoantenna allows one to map very small (down to 5·10(-4) RIU) variations of the refractive index of an optically transparent sample. Spectral shift of the dipole local plasmon resonance wavelength of the nanoantenna and the spectral sensitivity(More)
We investigate numerically and experimentally the possibility of development of a cavity-based probe for near-field optical microscopy systems based on a fiber Fabry-Perot interferometer with a subwavelength protruding aperture. It was shown that the probe provides a spatial resolution of no worse than λ/37 for λ=1550 nm.
Hollow reduced-symmetry resonant plasmonic nanostructures possess pronounced tunable optical resonances in the UV-vis-IR range, being a promising platform for advanced nanophotonic devices. However, the present fabrication approaches require several consecutive technological steps to produce such nanostructures, making their large-scale fabrication rather(More)
Pulsed laser nanotexturing of metal films represents an ultra-fast, high-performance and cost-effective processing technology for fabrication of various functional surfaces widely used in plasmonics, biosensing, and photovoltaics. However, this approach usually requires high-NA lenses to focus a laser beam onto a few-micron spot as well as a(More)