Structured light and nanomaterials open new ways to tailor light at the nanoscale

Source: sciencedaily.com
Nanotechnology

New research has shown that carefully structured light and matching arrangements of metal nanostructures can be combined to alter the properties of the generated light at the nanometer scale. The teams have shown that the efficiency of nonlinear optical fields generated from the oligomers is strongly influenced by how the constituents of the oligomer constituents are illuminated by structured light.