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Nano-fabricated plasmonic optical transformer

Choo, Hyuck and Cabrini, Stefano and Schuck, P. James and Liang, Xiaogan and Yablonovitch, Eli (2015) Nano-fabricated plasmonic optical transformer. Patent number: US 9,052,450.

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The present invention provides a plasmonic optical transformer to produce a highly focuses optical beam spot, where the transformer includes a first metal layer, a dielectric layer formed on the first metal layer, and a second metal layer formed on the dielectric layer, where the first metal layer, the dielectric layer, and the second layer are patterned to a shape including a first section having a first cross section, a second section following the first section having a cross-section tapering from the first section to a smaller cross-section, and a third section following the second section having a cross-section matching the tapered smaller cross-section of the second section.

Item Type:Patent
Related Patents:US20110249546
Patent Classification:International Classification: G11B7/1387, G11B5/02, G11B7/22, G02F1/035, G11B5/127, B82Y20/00, G11B11/00, G02B6/122. Cooperative Classification: Y10T29/49826, G11B7/1387, B82Y20/00, G02B6/1226, G11B7/22, Y10T428/24612.
Patent Assignee:Regents of the University of California
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URLURL TypeDescription Patents site Patent Office (European Patent Office)
Choo, Hyuck0000-0002-8903-7939
Yablonovitch, Eli0000-0002-5724-3375
Additional Information:Publication number US9052450 B2. Publication type Grant. Application number US 13/083,228. Publication date Jun 9, 2015. Application publication ate Oct. 13, 2011. Filing date Apr 8, 2011. Priority date Apr 8, 2010. Government Interests: This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy and under Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Grant Number FA9550-08-1-0257 awarded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. The government has certain rights in the invention.
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-AC02-05CH11231
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)UNSPECIFIED
Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)FA9550-08-1-0257
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