Nanoscale Generation of White Light for Ultrabroadband Nanospectroscopy

S. V. Makarov*, I. S. Sinev, V. A. Milichko, F. E. Komissarenko, D. A. Zuev, E. V. Ushakova, I. S. Mukhin, Y. F. Yu, A. I. Kuznetsov, P. A. Belov, I. V. Iorsh, A. N. Poddubny, A. K. Samusev, Yu S. Kivshar

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    Achieving efficient localization of white light at the nanoscale is a major challenge due to the diffraction limit, and nanoscale emitters generating light with a broadband spectrum require complicated engineering. Here we suggest a simple, yet highly efficient, nanoscale white-light source based on a hybrid Si/Au nanoparticle with ultrabroadband (1.3-3.4 eV) spectral characteristics. We incorporate this novel source into a scanning-probe microscope and observe broadband spectrum of photoluminescence that allows fast mapping of local optical response of advanced nanophotonic structures with submicron resolution, thus realizing ultrabroadband near-field nanospectroscopy.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)535-539
    Number of pages5
    JournalNano Letters
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2018


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