Directional excitation of Bloch surface waves by laser-printed Mie nanoparticles

Boris I. Afinogenov, Natalia G. Kokareva, Dmitry N. Gulkin, Daniil A. Shilkin, Denis M. Zhigunov, Vladimir O. Bessonov, Andrey A. Fedyanin

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Direct printing of semiconductor nanoparticles via laser-induced transfer is a recently developed tool to obtain individual nanoparticles or their arbitrary arrays on a substrate of almost any shape and material. Semiconductor nanoparticles supporting Mie resonance are now widely explored in the pursuit for the novel all-dielectric photonic platforms. The promising direction is merging Mie-resonant nanoparticles with photonic crystals. We experimentally demonstrate excitation of a Bloch surface wave in photonic crystal mediated by an individual silicon nanoparticle. The nanoparticle being irradiated by light with the wavelength near the Mie resonance acts as a nanoantenna and allows excitation of the Bloch surface wave from the far-field. Visualization of the surface wave propagation direction is performed by the Fourier-plane imaging using the leakage radiation microscopy setup. We show that tuning the wavelength of the incident light around the Mie resonance allows for launching Bloch surface wave in both forward and backward direction

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationActive Photonic Platforms XII
EditorsGanapathi S. Subramania, Stavroula Foteinopoulou
ISBN (Electronic)9781510637283
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventActive Photonic Platforms XII 2020 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: 24 Aug 20204 Sep 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceActive Photonic Platforms XII 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online


  • Bloch surface wave
  • laser transfer
  • leakage radiation microscopy
  • Mie resonance
  • nanoantenna
  • nanoparticle
  • photonic crystal
  • silicon


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