PHOTO : Novel concepts - Integrated plasmonics

Research Topics - PHOTO / Novel integration concepts for photonics / Integrated plasmonics

The possibility of absorbing, confining, focusing and guiding light through plasmonic nanostructures has opened up a route for fundamental studies and new applications in various fields (health, energy, telecommunications). Within the photonic group, we seek to: (i) integrate plasmonic functions into devices in order to optimize the optical emission, absorption, guidance, filtering or focusing. (ii) develop a multi-functional approach by exploiting the ability of metal nanostructures to selectively transmit light, generate thermal hot spots and drive current. (iii) take advantage of plasmonic metasurfaces and two-dimensional quantum wells in order to enhance the photo-generation of charge carriers for photo-voltaic and photo-catalytic applications.


Thermo-plasmonics experiment in a hybrid nanostructure consisting of gold nanoantennas covered with a MoS2 monolayer. Nanoantennas efficiently absorb light, converting it into electron-hole pairs that relax their excess energy by emitting phonons. ACS Nano, 12682 (2014)


Collaborations :

Local : R. Péchou (CEMES), J. Grisolia (LPCNO), P. Fau (LCC), K. Makasheva (LAPLACE)

National : N. Javahiraly (ICUBE, Strasbourg), J.R. Huntzinger (L2C, Montpellier)

International : J. Lou Rice University (Houston), N. Large (Univ. Texas San Antonio), S. Tripathy (IMRE, Singapore)


Related projects :

Projet région Occitanie Dimension 


Related publications :
I. Abid et al., "Plasmon damping and charge transfer pathways in Au@MoSe2 nanostructures," Materials Today Nano 15, 100131, 2021.

R. Péchou et al., "Plasmonic-Induced Luminescence of MoSe2 Monolayers in a Scanning Tunneling Microscope," ACS Photonics 7, 3061-3070, 2020.                             

J. Cure et al., "A triptych photocatalyst based on the Co-Integration of Ag nanoparticles and carbo-benzene dye into a TiO2 thin film," International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 44, 26347-26360, 2019.

H. Nesser et al., "Plasmonic photocapacitance of self-assembled gold colloidal nanoparticle monolayers," Materials Today Nano 4, 38-45, 2018.

I. Abid et al., "Surface enhanced resonant Raman scattering in hybrid MoSe2@Au nanostructures," Optics Express 26, 29411, 2018.

I. Abid et al., “Temperature-Dependent Plasmon–Exciton Interactions in Hybrid Au/MoSe2 Nanostructures”, ACS Photonics 4, 1653, 2017.

I. Abid et al., “Resonant surface plasmon–exciton interaction in hybrid MoSe2@Au nanostructures”, Nanoscale 8, 8151, 2016.

S. Najmaei et al., “Plasmonic Pumping of Excitonic Photoluminescence in Hybrid MoS2–Au Nanostructures”, ACS Nano 8, 12682, 2014.

R. Marty et al., “Plasphonics: local hybridization of plasmons and phonons”, Optics Express 21, 4551, 2013.