J. A. N. T. Soares

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We developed a class of quasi-3D plasmonic crystal that consists of multilayered, regular arrays of subwavelength metal nanostructures. The complex, highly sensitive structure of the optical transmission spectra of these crystals makes them especially well suited for sensing applications. Coupled with quantitative electrodynamics modeling of their optical(More)
Colloidal quantum dots display a wide range of novel optical properties that could prove useful for many applications in photonics. Here, we report the enhancement of fluorescence emission from colloidal quantum dots on the surface of two-dimensional photonic crystal slabs. The enhancement is due to a combination of high-intensity near fields and strong(More)
We report on the design and demonstration of an optical imaging system capable of exciting surface-bound fluorophores within the resonant evanescent electric field of a photonic crystal surface and gathering fluorescence emission that is directed toward the imaging objective by the photonic crystal. The system also has the ability to quantify shifts in the(More)
Because of their potential for use in advanced electronic, nanomechanical, and other applications, large two-dimensional, carbon-rich networks have become an important target to the scientific community. Current methods for the synthesis of these materials have many limitations including lack of molecular-level control and poor diversity. Here, we present a(More)
We describe the design, fabrication, and characterization of a narrow band tunable guided mode resonance ͑GMR͒ reflectance filter that is actuated by optically induced trans-cis isomerization of an azobenzene liquid crystal. Constructing a plastic replica-molded containment cell with a rubbed polyimide film to initially direct the liquid crystal molecular(More)
Combining the high sensitivity properties of surface plasmon resonance refractive index sensing with a tunable external cavity laser, we demonstrate a plasmonic external cavity laser (ECL) for high resolution refractometric sensing. The plasmonic ECL utilizes a plasmonic crystal with extraordinary optical transmission (EOT) as the wavelength-selective(More)
This work investigates the Bidirectional Scatter Distribution Function (BSDF) at incident angles other than normal and at 544-nm wavelength of a Guided Mode Resonance Filter (GMRF) Photonic Crystal (PC) structure designed for normally incident light at 532 nm. Strong out-coupling of PC diffraction orders into both the transmitted and reflected hemispheres(More)
Recently cubic (c-) GaN/In x Ga 1-x N/GaN double heterostructures and quantum wells have been grown by MBE and MOCVD [1-3]. Contrary to their hexagonal counterparts, the cubic structures can be grown free from modulation due to spontaneous polarization and strain-induced piezoelectric fields. The spatial separation of the carriers wave function, induced by(More)
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