PROJECT INFORMATION                                                                                                                               .

Project title: Nano-Gap Arrays Fabricated on Large Areas as Plasmonic Platforms for Controlling Light Emission Processes

Project Director: CS I Dr. Cosmin Farcau


Financing agency: This work is supported by a grant of the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation, CNCS-UEFISCDI.

Project code: UEFISCDI PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-2639 

Budget: 544371 Lei

Project duration: 01.10.2015 - 30.09.2017



SUMMARY


This project, Nano-Gap Arrays Fabricated on Large Areas as Plasmonic Platforms for Controlling Light Emission Processes (acronym GLANCE), proposes to develop some reliable procedures for fabricating large area noble metal nanostructures that exhibit a high density of uniform nano-gaps, the thorough investigation of their optical / plasmonic properties, and advanced studies of photoluminescence of quantum dots placed at the nano-gaps. The final aim is achieving control over the spontaneous emission through surface plasmon engineering. The expected results of this project can generate both new knowledge at fundamental level, relevant for Plasmonics and NanoPhotonics, and experimental procedures with an important potential application in new light emitting devices, future photonic integrated circuits or optical (bio)sensors. The project will also contribute to the personal development of its young members, who will be involved in tackling hot topics, in a competitive and productive scientific environment.