Optoplasmonic materials are metallo-dielectric hybrid structures that combine metallic and dielectric components in defined geometries in which plasmonic and photonic modes synergistically interact. These beneficial interactions can be harnessed by integrating plasmonic nanoantennas into defined photonic environments generated, for instance, by discrete optical resonators or extended systems of diffractively coupled nanoparticles. Optoplasmonic structures facilitate photonic−plasmonic mode coupling and offer degrees of freedom for creating optical fields with predefined amplitude and phase in space and time that are absent in conventional photonic or plasmonic structures. This Perspective reviews the fundamental electromagnetic mechanisms underlying selected optoplasmonic approaches with an emphasis on materials available through template-guided self-assembly strategies.
Hong, Y., Ahn, W., Boriskina, S. V., Zhao, X., & Reinhard, B. M. (2015). Directed assembly of optoplasmonic hybrid materials with tunable photonic-plasmonic properties. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 6(11), 2056–2064. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.5b00366