Plasmonic nanolithography

Werayut Srituravanich, Nicholas Fang, Cheng Sun, Qi Luo, Xiang Zhang*

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In this paper, we demonstrate high-density nanolithography by utilizing surface plasmons (SPs). SPs are excited on an aluminum substrate perforated with 2-D hole arrays using a near UV light source in order to resolve sub-wavelength features with high transmission. Our lithography experiments using a 365 nm wavelength light source demonstrate 90 nm dot array patterns on a 170 nm period, well beyond the diffraction limit of far-field optical lithography. In far-field transmission measurements, strong UV light transmission and the wavelength-dependent transmission are observed, which confirms the contribution of SPs. Furthermore, an exposure with larger spacing between the mask and photoresist has been explored for potential noncontact lithography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1085-1088
Number of pages4
JournalNano letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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