Plasmonic nanophotonics methods, materials, and apparatuses
Patent 6977767 Issued on December 20, 2005. Estimated Expiration Date: April 25, 2022. Estimated Expiration Date is calculated based on simple USPTO term provisions. It does not account for terminal disclaimers, term adjustments, failure to pay maintenance fees, or other factors which might affect the term of a patent.
359/321, Having particular chemical composition or structure359/290, By changing physical characteristics (e.g., shape, size or contours) of an optical element359/291, Shape or contour of light control surface altered385/37, Grating359/326, OPTICAL FREQUENCY CONVERTER216/24, FORMING OR TREATING OPTICAL ARTICLE359/241, By actinic radiation (e.g., photochromic)359/260, Etalon structure359/245, Electro-optic249/201, Including internal, diverse, perimetric layer250/216, Optical or pre-photocell system257/21, Light responsive structure372/102, Grating250/227.11, Light conductor250/234, Means for moving optical system359/264, Pulse modulation359/279, Phase modulation359/261, Multiple reflections within cell356/521Having wavefront division (by diffraction)
Controlling, guiding, manipulating, and circuiting light and performing surface-enhanced spectroscopy in a medium comprising plasmonic nanomaterials via the excitation of plasmon modes in the materials. The plasmonic nanomaterials are based on metal films with or without arrays of nanoholes and/or on metal nanowires and/or spheroids. Also devices and methods employing such plasmonic nanomaterials.
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