Harry A Atwater

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Affiliation: California Institute of Technology
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Frequency tunable near-infrared metamaterials based on VO2 phase transition
    Matthew J Dicken
    California Institute of Technology, 1200 E California Boulevard, Pasadena, California, USA
    Opt Express 17:18330-9. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Modeling light trapping in nanostructured solar cells
    Vivian E Ferry
    Thomas J Watson Laboratories of Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, United States
    ACS Nano 5:10055-64. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Design of nanostructured solar cells using coupled optical and electrical modeling
    Michael G Deceglie
    Thomas J Watson Laboratories of Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, United States
    Nano Lett 12:2894-900. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Solar Cell light trapping beyond the ray optic limit
    Dennis M Callahan
    Thomas J Watson Laboratories of Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA
    Nano Lett 12:214-8. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Broadband polarization-independent resonant light absorption using ultrathin plasmonic super absorbers
    Koray Aydin
    Thomas J Watson Laboratories of Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA
    Nat Commun 2:517. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Programming of inhomogeneous resonant guided wave networks
    Eyal Feigenbaum
    Thomas J Watson Laboratory of Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
    Opt Express 18:25584-95. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Compact silicon photonic waveguide modulator based on the vanadium dioxide metal-insulator phase transition
    Ryan M Briggs
    1Thomas J Watson Laboratories of Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
    Opt Express 18:11192-201. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Are negative index materials achievable with surface plasmon waveguides? A case study of three plasmonic geometries
    Jennifer A Dionne
    Thomas J Watson Laboratories of Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
    Opt Express 16:19001-17. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Enhancing the radiative rate in III-V semiconductor plasmonic core-shell nanowire resonators
    Carrie E Hofmann
    Thomas J Watson Laboratory of Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA
    Nano Lett 11:372-6. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Symmetry breaking and strong coupling in planar optical metamaterials
    Koray Aydin
    Thomas J Watson Laboratories of Applied Physics California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA
    Opt Express 18:13407-17. 2010

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Publications40

  1. doi request reprint Frequency tunable near-infrared metamaterials based on VO2 phase transition
    Matthew J Dicken
    California Institute of Technology, 1200 E California Boulevard, Pasadena, California, USA
    Opt Express 17:18330-9. 2009
    ..We also show that, by including coupling elements in the design of these hybrid Ag/VO(2) bi-layer structures, we can achieve resonant peak position tuning of up to 110 nm...
  2. doi request reprint Modeling light trapping in nanostructured solar cells
    Vivian E Ferry
    Thomas J Watson Laboratories of Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, United States
    ACS Nano 5:10055-64. 2011
    ..We then study the role of the different interfaces and show that Al is a viable plasmonic back contact material...
  3. doi request reprint Design of nanostructured solar cells using coupled optical and electrical modeling
    Michael G Deceglie
    Thomas J Watson Laboratories of Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, United States
    Nano Lett 12:2894-900. 2012
    ..This suggests a method for device optimization in which optical design not only maximizes absorption, but also ensures resulting carriers are efficiently collected...
  4. doi request reprint Solar Cell light trapping beyond the ray optic limit
    Dennis M Callahan
    Thomas J Watson Laboratories of Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA
    Nano Lett 12:214-8. 2012
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Broadband polarization-independent resonant light absorption using ultrathin plasmonic super absorbers
    Koray Aydin
    Thomas J Watson Laboratories of Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA
    Nat Commun 2:517. 2011
    ..71 and simulated absorption of 0.85. Proposed nanostructured absorbers open a path to realize ultrathin black metamaterials based on resonant absorption...
  6. doi request reprint Programming of inhomogeneous resonant guided wave networks
    Eyal Feigenbaum
    Thomas J Watson Laboratory of Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
    Opt Express 18:25584-95. 2010
    ..This design scheme is demonstrated for plasmonic dichroic and trichroic routers in the infrared frequency range...
  7. doi request reprint Compact silicon photonic waveguide modulator based on the vanadium dioxide metal-insulator phase transition
    Ryan M Briggs
    1Thomas J Watson Laboratories of Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
    Opt Express 18:11192-201. 2010
    ..A computational study of device geometry is also presented, and we show that it is possible to more than double the modulation depth with modified device structures...
  8. ncbi request reprint Are negative index materials achievable with surface plasmon waveguides? A case study of three plasmonic geometries
    Jennifer A Dionne
    Thomas J Watson Laboratories of Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
    Opt Express 16:19001-17. 2008
    ..These geometries can serve as basic elements of three-dimensional negative-index metamaterials...
  9. doi request reprint Enhancing the radiative rate in III-V semiconductor plasmonic core-shell nanowire resonators
    Carrie E Hofmann
    Thomas J Watson Laboratory of Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA
    Nano Lett 11:372-6. 2011
    ..These modes dramatically enhance the radiative decay rate and significantly modify the polarization of far-field emission...
  10. doi request reprint Symmetry breaking and strong coupling in planar optical metamaterials
    Koray Aydin
    Thomas J Watson Laboratories of Applied Physics California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA
    Opt Express 18:13407-17. 2010
    ..Changing the distance between asymmetric resonators changes the coupling strength and results in resonant frequency tuning due to resonance hybridization...
  11. doi request reprint Flexible, transparent contacts for inorganic nanostructures and thin films
    Daniel B Turner-Evans
    T J Watson Laboratories of Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
    Adv Mater 25:4018-22. 2013
    ..Contact yields of over 99% and a series resistance of 14 Ω cm² are demonstrated...
  12. doi request reprint Large integrated absorption enhancement in plasmonic solar cells by combining metallic gratings and antireflection coatings
    Jeremy N Munday
    Thomas J Watson Laboratories of Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, United States
    Nano Lett 11:2195-201. 2011
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  13. doi request reprint Dielectric based resonant guided wave networks
    Eyal Feigenbaum
    Thomas J Watson Laboratory of Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA
    Opt Express 20:10674-83. 2012
    ..We describe structures composed of two types of waveguides, Si slabs and SOI ribs, at the telecom frequencies using both, Au and etch, based scatterers...
  14. ncbi request reprint Characterization of the tunable response of highly strained compliant optical metamaterials
    Imogen M Pryce
    Thomas J Watson Laboratories of Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, 1200 East California Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
    Philos Transact A Math Phys Eng Sci 369:3447-55. 2011
    ..Finally, we illustrate how compliant metamaterials could be used as infrared sensors, and show enhancement of an infrared vibration absorption feature by a factor of 225...
  15. doi request reprint Design considerations for plasmonic photovoltaics
    Vivian E Ferry
    Thomas J Watson Laboratories of Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA
    Adv Mater 22:4794-808. 2010
    ..Finally we discuss photovoltaic absorber materials that could benefit from surface plasmon enhanced absorption...
  16. ncbi request reprint Local detection of electromagnetic energy transport below the diffraction limit in metal nanoparticle plasmon waveguides
    Stefan A Maier
    Thomas J Watson Laboratory of Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, Mail Stop 128 95, Pasadena, California 91125, USA
    Nat Mater 2:229-32. 2003
    ..5 microm in plasmon waveguides consisting of closely spaced silver rods. The waveguides are excited by the tip of a near-field scanning optical microscope, and energy transport is probed by using fluorescent nanospheres...
  17. doi request reprint Tunable visible and near-IR emission from sub-10 nm etched single-crystal Si nanopillars
    Sameer S Walavalkar
    Applied Physics Department, California Institute of Technology, 1200 East California Boulevard MC 200 36 Pasadena California 91125, United States
    Nano Lett 10:4423-8. 2010
    ..These pillars show promise as possible complementary metal oxide semiconductor compatible silicon devices in the form of light-emitting diode or laser structures...
  18. doi request reprint Photovoltaic measurements in single-nanowire silicon solar cells
    Michael D Kelzenberg
    California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA
    Nano Lett 8:710-4. 2008
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Highly confined photon transport in subwavelength metallic slot waveguides
    J A Dionne
    Thomas J Watson Laboratories of Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, M C 128 95, Pasadena, California 91125, USA
    Nano Lett 6:1928-32. 2006
    ..This unique combination of light localization and propagation is achieved via interacting surface plasmons, which produce short modal wavelengths and strong field confinement at each metal/dielectric interface...
  20. ncbi request reprint Plasmonic modes of annular nanoresonators imaged by spectrally resolved cathodoluminescence
    Carrie E Hofmann
    Thomas J Watson Laboratory of Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
    Nano Lett 7:3612-7. 2007
    ....
  21. doi request reprint Secondary ion mass spectrometry of vapor-liquid-solid grown, Au-catalyzed, Si wires
    Morgan C Putnam
    Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 1200 East California Boulevard, Pasadena, California 91125, USA
    Nano Lett 8:3109-13. 2008
    ..7 x 10(16) atoms/cm(3), similar to the thermodynamic equilibrium concentration at the growth temperature. However, a higher concentration of Au was observed on the sidewalls of the wires...
  22. pmc Phototropic growth control of nanoscale pattern formation in photoelectrodeposited Se-Te films
    Bryce Sadtler
    Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science, Kavli Nanoscience Institute, and Beckman Institute, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:19707-12. 2013
    ..The experiments and simulations are consistent with a phototropic growth mechanism in which the optical near-field intensity profile selects and reinforces the dominant morphological mode in the emergent nanoscale patterns. ..
  23. ncbi request reprint Synthesis and characterization of plasmonic resonant guided wave networks
    Stanley P Burgos
    Thomas J Watson Laboratories of Applied Physics and Kavli Nanoscience Institute, California Institute of Technology, 1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, California 91125, United States
    Nano Lett 14:3284-92. 2014
    ....
  24. pmc Graphene field effect transistor without an energy gap
    Min Seok Jang
    Thomas J Watson Laboratories of Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:8786-9. 2013
    ..This suggests a new variable for the optimization of the graphene-based device--geometry of the gate electrode...
  25. ncbi request reprint PlasMOStor: a metal-oxide-Si field effect plasmonic modulator
    Jennifer A Dionne
    California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA
    Nano Lett 9:897-902. 2009
    ..Using the gate oxide as an optical channel, electro-optic modulation is achieved in device volumes of half of a cubic wavelength with femtojoule switching energies and the potential for gigahertz modulation frequencies...
  26. ncbi request reprint Compliant metamaterials for resonantly enhanced infrared absorption spectroscopy and refractive index sensing
    Imogen M Pryce
    Thomas J Watson Laboratories of Applied Physics, MS 128 95, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, United States
    ACS Nano 5:8167-74. 2011
    ..The results highlight the promise of postfabrication tunable sensors and the potential for integration...
  27. ncbi request reprint Universal optical transmission features in periodic and quasiperiodic hole arrays
    Domenico Pacifici
    California Institute of Technology, 1200 E California Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
    Opt Express 16:9222-38. 2008
    ..This characteristic phase has a crucial influence on the shape of the transmission spectra, determining transmission minima in periodic arrays at those frequencies where grating coupling arguments would instead predict maxima...
  28. ncbi request reprint Wafer-scale strain engineering of ultrathin semiconductor crystalline layers
    Marina S Leite
    Thomas J Waston Laboratories of Applied Physics, Calfornia Institute of Technology, 1200 East Calfornia Blvd, MC 128 95, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
    Adv Mater 23:3801-7. 2011
    ..Our realization demonstrates the ability to control the lattice parameter and energy band structure of single layer crystalline compound semiconductors in an unprecedented way. ..
  29. doi request reprint Photolithographic olefin metathesis polymerization
    Raymond A Weitekamp
    Arnold and Mabel Beckman Laboratories for Chemical Synthesis, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, United States
    J Am Chem Soc 135:16817-20. 2013
    ..The combination of this photoactivated catalyst with the fidelity and functional group tolerance of ruthenium-mediated olefin metathesis enables a host of new possibilities for photopatterned materials. ..
  30. doi request reprint Color imaging via nearest neighbor hole coupling in plasmonic color filters integrated onto a complementary metal-oxide semiconductor image sensor
    Stanley P Burgos
    California Institute of Technology, 1200 East California Boulevard, Pasadena, California 91125, United States
    ACS Nano 7:10038-47. 2013
    ..8 to 16. The integrated peak filter transmission efficiencies are measured to be in the 50% range, with a FWHM of 200 nm for all three RGB filters, in good agreement with the spectral response of isolated unmounted color filters. ..
  31. ncbi request reprint Highly strained compliant optical metamaterials with large frequency tunability
    Imogen M Pryce
    Thomas J Watson Laboratories of Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA
    Nano Lett 10:4222-7. 2010
    ..Manipulation of resonator components is also used to tune and modulate the Fano resonance of a coupled system...
  32. doi request reprint Tunable color filters based on metal-insulator-metal resonators
    Kenneth Diest
    Thomas J Watson Laboratory of Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, 91125, USA
    Nano Lett 9:2579-83. 2009
    ..Simulations using lithium niobate as the dielectric layer and the top and bottom Ag layers as electrodes, indicate that the output color can be tuned over the visible spectrum with an applied field...
  33. ncbi request reprint Plasmonic nanostructure design for efficient light coupling into solar cells
    Vivian E Ferry
    Thomas J Watson Laboratories of Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA
    Nano Lett 8:4391-7. 2008
    ..5 over a 10 microm area for the portion of the solar spectrum near the Si band gap. These findings show promise for the design of ultrathin solar cells that exhibit enhanced absorption...
  34. doi request reprint Highly confined tunable mid-infrared plasmonics in graphene nanoresonators
    Victor W Brar
    Thomas J Watson Laboratory of Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA
    Nano Lett 13:2541-7. 2013
    ..Electromagnetic calculations suggest that the confined plasmonic modes have a local density of optical states more than 10(6) larger than free space and thus could strongly increase light-matter interactions at infrared energies...
  35. pmc Rapid self-assembly of brush block copolymers to photonic crystals
    Benjamin R Sveinbjörnsson
    Arnold and Mabel Beckman Laboratories for Chemical Synthesis, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:14332-6. 2012
    ..These polymers could be developed into NIR-reflective paints, to combat the "urban heat island effect" due to NIR photon thermalization...
  36. doi request reprint Plasmonic color filters for CMOS image sensor applications
    Sozo Yokogawa
    Thomas J Watson Laboratories of Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA
    Nano Lett 12:4349-54. 2012
    ..We verify this via a simple nearest neighbor model that correctly predicts the hole array transmission efficiency as a function of the number of holes...
  37. ncbi request reprint Plasmonics for improved photovoltaic devices
    Harry A Atwater
    Caltech Center for Sustainable Energy Research and Thomas J Watson Laboratories of Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA
    Nat Mater 9:205-13. 2010
    ..In this review, we survey recent advances at the intersection of plasmonics and photovoltaics and offer an outlook on the future of solar cells based on these principles...
  38. ncbi request reprint Photovoltaic performance of ultrasmall PbSe quantum dots
    Wanli Ma
    Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
    ACS Nano 5:8140-7. 2011
    ..Our results demonstrate that even in this simple device architecture, fine-tuning of the nanoparticle size can lead to substantial improvements in efficiency...
  39. ncbi request reprint A single-layer wide-angle negative-index metamaterial at visible frequencies
    Stanley P Burgos
    Kavli Nanoscience Institute, California Institute of Technology, MS 128 95, Pasadena, California 91125, USA
    Nat Mater 9:407-12. 2010
    ..The resulting NIM refractive index is insensitive to both polarization and angle-of-incidence over a +/-50 degree angular range, yielding a wide-angle NIM at visible frequencies...
  40. ncbi request reprint The promise of plasmonics
    Harry A Atwater
    California Institute of Technology, USA
    Sci Am 296:56-63. 2007