Gaspar Armelles

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The characteristics of a novel magneto-optic surface-plasmon-resonance (MOSPR) sensor and its use for the detection of biomolecules are presented. This physical transduction principle is based on the combination of the magneto-optic activity of magnetic materials and a surface-plasmon resonance of metallic layers. Such a combination can produce a sharp(More)
In this paper we present the Raman scattering of self-assembled InSb dots grown on ~001! oriented InP substrates. The samples were grown by pulsed molecular beam epitaxy mode. Two types of samples have been investigated. In one type the InSb dots were capped with 200 monolayers of InP; in the other type no capping was deposited after the InSb dot formation.(More)
Surface-plasmon-mediated confinement of optical fields holds great promise for on-chip miniaturization of all-optical circuits1-4• Following successful demonstrations of passive nanoplasmonic devicess-7, active plasmonic systems have been designed to control plasmon propagation. This goal has been achieved either by coupling plasmons to optically active(More)
It is well known that localized surface plasmon resonances (LSPRs) greatly influence the optical properties of metallic nanostructures. The spectral location of the LSPR is sensitive to the shape, size, and composition of the nanostructure, as well as on the optical properties of the surrounding dielectric. The latter effect has been used to develop(More)
Metal-dielectric Au-Co-SiO(2) magnetoplasmonic nanodisks are found to exhibit large magneto-optical activity and low optical losses. The internal architecture of the nanodisks is such that, in resonant conditions, the electromagnetic field undertakes a particular spatial distribution. This makes it possible to maximize the electromagnetic field at the(More)
Surface plasmon resonance (SPR)-based biosensors are established tools for measuring biomolecular interactions between unlabeled analytes in real time, and are thus an ideal method to evaluate G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) binding interactions. Using as a vehicle lentiviral particles bearing the chemokine receptor CXCR4 in its native plasma membrane(More)
Radiative corrections to the polarizability tensor of isotropic particles are fundamental to understand the energy balance between absorption and scattering processes. Equivalent radiative corrections for anisotropic particles are not well known. Assuming that the polarization within the particle is uniform, we derived a closed-form expression for the(More)
In this Letter we show that nanostructures made out of pure noble metals can exhibit measurable magneto-optic activity at low magnetic fields. This phenomenon occurs when the localized surface plasmon resonance of the nanostructure is excited in the presence of a static magnetic field parallel to the propagation of incident light. The large magneto-optical(More)
We report that the effect of an external magnetic field on the propagation of surface plasmons can be effectively modified through the coupling between localized (LSP) and propagating (SPP) surface plasmons. When these plasmon modes do not interact, the main effect of the magnetic field is a modification of the wavevector of the SPP mode, leaving the LSP(More)
We report on the magneto-optical properties of hexagonally arranged Ni nanowires embedded in anodic alumina templates. Due to the nanowire geometry, these samples show different response depending on the polarization orientation of the incident light, which leads to a high anisotropy of both their optical and magneto-optical properties. A strong increase of(More)