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Assoc Professor Dominic Zerulla

Assoc Professor

Dominic Zerulla

Associate Professor
School of Physics
01 716 2507
University College Dublin, School of Physics, Science Centre Belfield Dublin 4

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Surface Plasmons (SPs) are electromagnetic excitations coupled to electron oscillations propagating along a metal-dielectric interface. [1] They are essentially light waves that are trapped on the surface as a result of interactions between the illuminating wave and the free electrons of the conductor, and are called Surface Plasmon Polaritons (SPPs) to reflect this hybrid nature. In their simplest form, an SPPs are an electromagnetic excitation that propagates in a wave like fashion along the planar interface between materials with dielectric functions of opposite sign (metal and dielectric), and whose amplitude decays exponentially with increasing distance into each medium from the interface. Plasmonics The so called field of Plasmonics (Surface Plas mon Phot onics represents an exciting new area for the application of surface and interface plasmons, an area in which surface-plasmon based circuits merge the fields of photonics and electronics at the nanoscale [Ozbay, E. Science 311 189 (2006)]. Further Topics: - Spin Plasmonics - Nearfield Imaging - Nanooptics - Ultrafast Imaging/Spectroscopy - 3d-scattering, Raman Spectroscopy - Non linear interactions - light -matter interactions -Carbon Nanotubes

GRANTS

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Core VANTA
Enterprise Ireland
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Aug 2019
Highly aligned SWNTs
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Sensitized Solar Cells: Plasmonic Enhancement and Nanoscale Architectures
Science Foundation Ireland
1 Oct 2011 - 30 Sep 2016
Zerulla D
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Nonlinear Optical Nearfields at Metallic Nanostructured Interfaces
Science Foundation Ireland
1 Jul 2008 - 31 Dec 2011
Zerulla D