Diego M. Solís

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The performance of most widespread surface integral equation (SIE) formulations with the method of moments (MoM) are studied in the context of plasmonic materials. Although not yet widespread in optics, SIE-MoM approaches bring important advantages for the rigorous analysis of penetrable plasmonic bodies. Criteria such as accuracy in near and far field(More)
A surface integral equation together with the multilevel fast multipole algorithm is successfully applied to fast and accurate resolution of plasmonic problems involving a large number of unknowns. The absorption, scattering, and extinction efficiencies of several plasmonic gold spheres of increasing size are efficiently obtained solving the electric and(More)
Advances in the field of nanoplasmonics are hindered by the limited capabilities of simulation tools in dealing with realistic systems comprising regions that extend over many light wavelengths. We show that the optical response of unprecedentedly large systems can be accurately calculated by using a combination of surface integral equation (SIE) method of(More)
Optical connects will become a key point in the next generation of integrated circuits, namely the upcoming nanoscale optical chips. In this context, nano-optical wireless links using nanoantennas have been presented as a promising alternative to regular plasmonic waveguide links, whose main limitation is the range propagation due to the metal absorption(More)
The thermoresponsive optical properties of Au nanorod-doped poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (Au NR-pNIPAM) microgels with different Au NR payloads and aspect ratios are presented. Since the volume phase transition of pure pNIPAM microgels is reversible, the optical response reversibility of Au NR-pNIPAM hybrids is systematically analyzed. Besides, extinction(More)
Hybrid colloidal nanocomposites comprising polystyrene beads and plasmonic gold nanostars are reported as multifunctional optical nanoprobes. Such self-assembled structures are excellent Raman enhancers for bioapplications as they feature plasmon modes in the near-infrared “first biological transparency window”. In this proof of concept study, we used(More)
Optical nanocouplers matching a fiber microwaveguide to a plasmonic nanowaveguide are essential components for practical applications of nanophotonic systems. In this Letter we design an efficient nanocoupler using a directive nanoantenna in the visible range λ0=0.65 μm. The antenna has been optimized both in the configuration and in the matching element in(More)
Gold nanorod supercrystals have been widely employed for the detection of relevant bioanalytes with detection limits ranging from nano- to picomolar levels, confirming the promising nature of these structures for biosensing. Even though a relationship between the height of the supercrystal (i.e., the number of stacked nanorod layers) and the enhancement(More)
The solution of very large electromagnetic problems might be obtained using large computer facilities as singular High Performance Computers or Supercomputers. In these solutions, suitable numerical methods for large structures should be used, as fast methods e.g. Multilevel Fast Multipole Algorithms. The implementation of this kind of methods in a Computer(More)
Optical connections will become a key point in the next generation of integrated circuits, namely the outcoming nano-scale optical chips. In this context, nano-optical wireless links using nanoantennas have been presented as a promising alternative to regular plasmonic waveguide links, whose main limitation is the range propagation due to the metal(More)