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The Influence of Structure Parameters on Nanoantennas’ Optical Response

Lameirinhas, R. ; Torres , J. ; Baptista, António Baptista

Chemosensors Vol. 8, Nº 2, pp. 42 - 42, June, 2020.

ISSN (print): 2227-9040
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Scimago Journal Ranking: 0,63 (in 2020)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.3390/chemosensors8020042

Currently, huge opportunities for the inclusion of new optical devices in our lives have been appearing. There are evident and irrefutable examples for nanoantenna applications. They can be used to improve already developed devices or even be used as the device. In both cases, they can be applied in diverse areas, such as medicine, environment, energy, defense, and communications. A square arrayed metallic nanoantenna composed of circular holes is studied by performing simulations using COMSOL Multiphysics. This article aims to study the influence of the nanoantenna’s metal, silver, gold, copper and aluminum, but also the optical response dependence on the nanoantenna’s periodicity, its thickness, the hole diameter, and the number of holes. It is evidenced that the optical response can be tuned using the structure parameters and by choosing an appropriate material. This tuning will allow developers to fulfil the specifications, since it is proven that the response peak can be deliberately shifted, amplified, or attenuated.