Disordered photonic nanostructures have attracted tremendous interest in the past three decades, not only due to the fascinating and complex physics of light transport in random media, but also for peculiar functionalities in a wealth of interesting applications. Recently, the interest in dielectric disordered systems has received new inputs by exploiting the role of long-range correlation within scatterer configurations. Hyperuniform photonic materials, that share features of photonic crystals and random systems, constitute the archetype of systems where light transport can be tailored from diffusive transport to a regime dominated by light localization due to the presence of photonic band gap. Here, advantage is taken of the combination of the hyperuniform disordered (HuD) design in slab photonics, the use of embedded quantum dots for feeding the HuD resonances, and near-field hyperspectral imaging with sub-wavelength resolution in the optical range to explore the transition from localization to diffusive transport. It is shown, theoretically and experimentally, that photonic HuD systems support resonances ranging from strongly localized modes to extended modes. It is demonstrated that Anderson-like modes with high Q/V are created, with small footprint, intrinsically reproducible and resilient to fabrication-induced disorder, paving the way for a novel photonic platform for quantum applications.

Near-Field Investigation of Luminescent Hyperuniform Disordered Materials / Nicoletta Granchi; Richard Spalding; Matteo Lodde; Maurangelo Petruzzella; Frank W. Otten; Andrea Fiore; Francesca Intonti; Riccardo Sapienza; Marian Florescu; Massimo Gurioli. - In: ADVANCED OPTICAL MATERIALS. - ISSN 2195-1071. - ELETTRONICO. - 10:(2022), pp. 2102565.2102565-1-2102565.2102565-9. [10.1002/adom.202102565]

Near-Field Investigation of Luminescent Hyperuniform Disordered Materials

Nicoletta Granchi
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Francesca Intonti;Massimo Gurioli
2022

Abstract

Disordered photonic nanostructures have attracted tremendous interest in the past three decades, not only due to the fascinating and complex physics of light transport in random media, but also for peculiar functionalities in a wealth of interesting applications. Recently, the interest in dielectric disordered systems has received new inputs by exploiting the role of long-range correlation within scatterer configurations. Hyperuniform photonic materials, that share features of photonic crystals and random systems, constitute the archetype of systems where light transport can be tailored from diffusive transport to a regime dominated by light localization due to the presence of photonic band gap. Here, advantage is taken of the combination of the hyperuniform disordered (HuD) design in slab photonics, the use of embedded quantum dots for feeding the HuD resonances, and near-field hyperspectral imaging with sub-wavelength resolution in the optical range to explore the transition from localization to diffusive transport. It is shown, theoretically and experimentally, that photonic HuD systems support resonances ranging from strongly localized modes to extended modes. It is demonstrated that Anderson-like modes with high Q/V are created, with small footprint, intrinsically reproducible and resilient to fabrication-induced disorder, paving the way for a novel photonic platform for quantum applications.
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Nicoletta Granchi; Richard Spalding; Matteo Lodde; Maurangelo Petruzzella; Frank W. Otten; Andrea Fiore; Francesca Intonti; Riccardo Sapienza; Marian Florescu; Massimo Gurioli
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