Publications Ebbesen group


  • A. Cuche, B. Stein, A. Canaguier-Durand, E. Devaux, C. Genet and T.W. Ebbesen “Brownian motion in a designer force field : dynamical effects of negative refraction on nanoparticles” Nano Letters 12, 4329-4332 (2012)
  • J-M. Yi, A. Cuche, F. de Leon-Perez, A. Degiron, E. Laux, E. Devaux, C. Genet, J. Alegret, L. Martin-Moreno and T.W. Ebbesen “Diffraction regimes of single holes” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 023901 (2012)
  • Y. Gorodetski, K.Y. Bliokh, B. Stein, C. Genet, N. Shitrit, V. Kleiner, E. Hasman and T.W. Ebbesen “Weak measurements of light chirality with a plasmonic slit” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 013901 (2012)
  • B. Stein, E. Devaux, C. Genet and T.W. Ebbesen “Self-collimation of surface plasmon beams” Optics Lett. 37, 1916-1918 (2012)
  • B. Stein, J.Y. Laluet, E. Devaux, C. Genet and T.W. Ebbesen “Fano resonances and leakage radiation for high-resolution plasmonic sensing” J. Phys. Chem. C 116, 6092-6096 (2012)
  • J. A. Hutchison, T. Schwartz, C. Genet, E. Devaux and T.W. Ebbesen “Modifying chemical landscapes by coupling to vacuum fields” Angew. Chemie Int. Ed. 51, 1592-1596 (2012)
  • A. Cuche, O. Mahboub, E. Devaux, C. Genet and T.W. Ebbesen “Plasmonic coherent drive of an optical trap” Physical Review Letters 108, 026801 (2012)


  • A. Hohenau, J.R. Krenn, A. Drezet, O. Mollet, S. Huant, C. Genet, B. Stein and T.W. Ebbesen “Surface plasmon leakage radiation microscopy at the diffraction limit“ Optics Express 19, 25749-25762 (2011)
  • H. Aouani, O. Mahboub, E. Devaud, H. Rignault, T.W. Ebbesen and J. Wenger “Plasmonic antennas for plasmonic sorting of fluorescence emission” Nano Letters 11, 2400-2406 (2011)
  • S. Carretero-Palacios, O. Mahboub, F.J. Garcia-Vidal, L. Martin-Moreno, S.G. Rodrigo, C. Genet and T.W. Ebbesen “Mechanisms for extraordinary optical transmission through bull’s eye structures” Optics Express 19, 10429-10442 (2011)
  • T. Schwartz, J.A. Hutchison, C. Genet and T.W. Ebbesen “Reversible switching of ultrastrong light-molecule coupling” Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 196405 (2011)
  • J.A. Hutchison, T. Schwartz, C. Genet and T.W. Ebbesen “Absorption induced transmission” Angewandte Chem. Int. Ed. 50, 2085-2089 (2011)
  • H. Aouani, O. Mahboub, N. Bonod, E. Devaud, E. Popov, H. Rignault, T.W. Ebbesen and J. Wenger “Bright unidirectional fluorescence emission of molecules in a nanoaperture with plasmonic corrugations” Nanoletters 11, 637-644 (2011)


  • B. Stein, J.Y. Laluet, E. Devaux, C. Genet and T.W. Ebbesen “Surface plasmon mode steering and negative refraction” Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 266804 (2010)
  • S.G. Rodrigo, O. Mahboub, A. Degiron, C. Genet, F.J. Garcia-Vidal, L. Martin-Moreno and T.W. Ebbesen “Holes with very acute angles: a new paradigm of extraordinary optical transmission through strongly localized modes” Optics Express 18, 23691-23697 (2010)
  • E. Devaux, J.Y. Laluet, B. Stein, C. Genet, T.W. Ebbesen, J.C. Weber and A. Dereux “Refractive micro-optical elements for surface plasmons: from classical to gradient index optics” Optics Express 18, 20610-20619 (2010)
  • P. Schon, N. Bonod, E. Devaux, J. Wenger, H. Rignault, T.W. Ebbesen and S. Brasselet “Enhanced second-harmonic generation from individual metallic nanoapertures” Optics Letters 35, 4063-4065 (2010)
  • F.J. Garcia-Vidal, L. Martin-Moreno, T.W. Ebbesen and L. Kuipers. “Light passing through subwavelength apertures” Rev. Mod. Phys. 82, 729-787 (2010)
  • O. Mahboub, S.C. Palacios, C. Genet, F.J. Garcia-Vidal, S.G. Rodrigo, L. Martin-Moreno and T.W. Ebbesen. “Optimization of bull’s eye structures for transmission enhancement” Optics Express 18, 11292-11299 (2010)
  • T. Sondergaard, S.I. Bozhevolnyi, J. Beermann J, S.M. Novikov, E. Devaux and T.W. Ebbesen “Resonant Plasmon Nanofocusing by Closed Tapered Gaps” Nano Letters 10, 291-295 (2010)
  • E. Lombard, A. Drezet, C. Genet and T.W. Ebbesen. “Polarization control of non-diffractive helical optical beams through subwavelength metallic apertures” New Journal of Physics 12, 023027 (2010)


  • V. S. Volkov, S. I. Bozhevolnyi, S. G. Rodrigo, L. Martin-Moreno, F.J. Garcia-Vidal, E. Devaux and T.W. Ebbesen. “Nanofocusing with channel plasmon polaritons” Nano Lett. 9, 1278-1282 (2009)
  • A. Drezet, F. Przybilla, E. Laux, et al, “Opening the light extraction cone of high index substrates with plasmonic gratings: Light emitting diode applications” Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 069903 (2009)
  • E. Laux, C. Genet and T.W. Ebbesen. “Enhanced optical transmission at the cutoff transition” Optics Express 17, 6920-6930 (2009)
  • A. Salomon, C. Genet and T.W. Ebbesen. “Molecule-light complex: Dynamics of hybrid molecule-surface plasmon states” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 48, 8748-8751 (2009)


  • A. Drezet, C. Genet and T.W. Ebbesen. “Miniature plasmonic waveplates” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 043902 (2008)
  • A. Drezet, C. Genet, J.Y. Laluet and T.W. Ebbesen. “Optical chirality without optical activity: How surface plasmons give a twist to light” Optics Express 16, 12559 (2008)
  • J. Wenger, D. Gerard, J. Dintinger, O. Mahboub, N. Bonod, E. Popov, T.W. Ebbesen and H. Rignault. “Emission and excitation contributions to enhanced single molecule fluorescence by gold nanometric apertures” Optics Express 16, 3008-3020 (2008)
  • E. Laux, C. Genet, T. Skauli and T.W. Ebbesen “Plasmonic photon sorters for spectral and polarimetric imaging” Nature Photonics 2, 161-164 (2008)
  • A.-L. Baudrion, F. de Leon-Perez, O. Mahboub, A. Hohenau, H. Ditlbacher, F.J. Garcia-Vidal, J. Dintinger, T.W. Ebbesen, L. Martin-Moreno and J.R. Krenn “Coupling efficiency of light to surface plasmon polariton for single subwavelength holes in a gold film” Optics Express 16, 3420-3429 (2008)
  • T.W. Ebbesen, C. Genet and S.I. Bozhevolnyi “Surface plasmon circuitry” Physics Today, 44-50 (May 2008)


  • C. Genet and T.W. Ebbesen “Light in tiny holes” Nature 445, 39-46 (2007) (invited review)
  • J. Wenger, F. Cochonaud, J. Dintinger, L. Wawreznieck, T.W. Ebbesen, H. Rigneault, D. Marguet and P.-F. Lenne “Diffusion analysis within single nanometric apertures reveals the ultrafine cell membrane organization” Biophysical Journal 92, 913-919 (2007)
  • V.S. Volkov, S.I. Bozhevolnyi, E. Devaux, J.Y. Laluet and T.W. Ebbesen “Wavelength selective nanophotonic components utilizing channel plasmon polaritons” Nanoletters 7, 880-884 (2007)
  • F. Lopez-Tejeira, S.G. Rodrigo, L. Martin-Moreno, F.J. Garcia-Vidal, E. Devaux, T.W. Ebbesen, J.R. Krenn, I.P. Radko, S.I. Bozhevolnyi, M.V. Gonzalez, J.C. Weeber and A. Dereux “Efficient unidirectional nanoslit couplers for surface plasmons” Nature Physics 3, 324-328 (2007)
  • V.V. Temnov, U. Woggon, J. Dintinger, E. Devaux and T.W. Ebbesen “Surface plasmon interferometry: measuring group velocity of surface plasmons” Optics Lett. 32, 1235-1237 (2007)


  • J. Bravo-Abad, A. Degiron, F. Przybilla, C. Genet, F.J. Garcia-Vidal, L. Martin-Moreno and T.W. Ebbesen “How light emerges from an illuminated array of subwavelength holes” Nature Physics 1, 120-123 (2006)
  • S.I. Bozhevolnyi, V.S. Volkov, E. Devaux, J.-Y. Laluet and T.W. Ebbesen “Channel plasmon subwavelength waveguide components including interferometers and ring resonators” Nature 440, 508-511 (2006).
  • M.U. Gonzalez, J.-C. Weeber, A.-L. Baudrion, A. Dereux, A.L. Stepanov, J.R. Krenn, E. Devaux and T.W. Ebbesen “Design, near-field characterization, and modeling of 45° surface-plasmon Bragg mirrors” Phys. Rev. B 73, 155416 (2006)
  • F. Przybilla, A. Degiron, J.-Y. Laluet, C. Genet and T.W. Ebbesen “Optical transmission in perforated noble and transition metal films” J. Opt. A.: Pure Appl. Opt. 8, 458-463 (2006)
  • J. Dintinger, S. Klein and T.W. Ebbesen “Molecule-surface plasmon interactions in hole arrays: enhanced absorption, refractive index changes, and all-optical switching” Adv. Mater. 18, 1267-1270 (2006).
  • V.S. Volkov, S.I. Bozhevolnyi, E. Devaux and T.W. Ebbesen “Compact gradual bends for channel plasmon polaritons” Optics Express 14, 4494-4503 (2006)
  • J. Dintinger, I. Robel, P.V. Kamat, C. Genet and T.W. Ebbesen “Terahertz all-optical molecule-plasmon modulation” Adv. Mat. 18, 1645-1648 (2006)


  • J. Dintinger, S. Klein, F. Bustos, W.L. Barnes and T.W. Ebbesen, “Strong coupling between surface plasmon-polaritons and organic molecules in subwavelength hole arrays” Phys. Rev. B 71, 035424 (2005)
  • A. Degiron and T.W. Ebbesen, “The role of localized surface plasmon modes in the enhanced transmission of periodic subwavelength apertures”, J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 7, S90-S96 (2005)
  • S. I. Bozhevolnyi, V.S. Volkov, E. Devaux and T.W. Ebbesen “Channel plasmon-polariton guiding by subwavelength grooves” Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 046802 (2005)
  • H. Rigneault, J. Capoulade, J. Dinitnger, J. Wenger, N. Bonod, E. Popov, T.W. Ebbesen and P.F. Lenne “Enhancement of single-molecule fluorescence detection in subwavelength apertures” Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 117401 (2005)


  • W.L. Barnes, W.A. Murray, J. Dintinger, E. Devaux and T.W. Ebbesen “Surface plasmons and their role in the enhanced transmission of light through periodic arrays of sub-wavelength holes in a metal film” Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 107401 (2004)
  • A. Degiron, H.J. Lezec, N. Yamamoto and T.W. Ebbesen, “Optical transmission properties of a single subwavelength aperture in a real metal”, Optics Comm. 239, 61-66 (2004)
  • A. Degiron and T.W. Ebbesen, “Analysis of the transmission process through a singel aperture surrounded by periodic corrugations”, Optics Express 12, 3694 – 3700 (2004)


  • L. Martin-Moreno, F.J. Garcia-Vidal, H.J. Lezec, A. Degiron and T.W. Ebbesen “Theory of highly directional emission from a single subwavelength aperture surrounded by surface corrugations”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 167401 (2003)
  • F.J. Garcia-Vidal, H.J. Lezec, T.W. Ebbesen and L. Martin-Moreno “Multiple paths to enhance optical transmission through a single subwavelength slit”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 213901 (2003)
  • W.L. Barnes, A. Dereux, T.W. Ebbesen “Surface plasmon subwavelength optics”, Nature 424, 824-830 (2003).
  • F.J Garcia-Vidal, L. Martin-Moreno, H.J. Lezec and T.W. Ebbesen “Focusing light with a single subwavelength aperture flanked by surface corrugations”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 4500-4502 (2003)
  • E. Devaux, T.W. Ebbesen, J.-C. Weber and A. Dereux “Launching and decoupling surface plasmons via micro-gratings” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 4936 – 4938 (2003)


  • H.J. Lezec, A. Degiron, E. Devaux, R.A. Linke, L. Martin-Moreno, F.J. Garcia-Vidal and T.W. Ebbesen “Beaming Light from a Subwavelength Aperture”, Science 297, 820-23 (2002)
  • A. Degiron, H.J. Lezec, W.L. Barnes and T.W. Ebbesen “Effects of hole depth on enhanced light transmission through subwavelength hole arrays”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 4327- 4329 (2002)


  • A. Dogariu, T. Thio, T.W. Ebbesen, H.J. Lezec and L.J. Wang, “Delay in Light Transmitted through very Small Apertures”, Optics Letters 26, 450 452 (2001)
  • L. Martin-Moreno, F.J. Garcia-Vidal, H.J. Lezec, K.M. Pellerin, T. Thio, J.B. Pendry and T.W. Ebbesen, “Theory of Extraordinary Optical Transmission through Subwavelength Hole Arrays”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 1114 (2001)
  • A. Krishnan, T. Thio, T.J. Kim, H.J.Lezec, T.W. Ebbesen, P.A. Wolff, J. Pendry, L. Martin-Moreno, and F.J. Garcia-Vidal “Evanescently coupled resonance in surface plasmon enhanced transmission”, Optics Comm. 200, 1-7 (2001)


  • T.W. Ebbesen, “Des Photons Passe-Muraille” La Recherche 329, 50-52 (2000)
  • D.E. Grupp, H.J Lezec, K.M. Pellerin, T.W. Ebbesen and T. Thio “Fundamental Role of Metal Surface in Enhanced Transmission through Subwavelength Apertures”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 1569-71 (2000)


  • D. Grupp, H.J. Lezec, T.Thio and T.W. Ebbesen, “Tunable Ehanced Light Transmission through a Single Subwavelength Aperture”, Adv. Mat. 11, 860-2 (1999)
  • T.Thio, H.F. Ghaemi, H.J. Lezec, P.A. Wolff and T.W. Ebbesen “Surface-Plasmon Enhanced Transmission through Hole Arrays in Cr Films”, JOSA B 16, 1743-8 (1999)
  • T.Thio, H.F. Ghaemi, H.J. Lezec, P.A. Wolff and T.W. Ebbesen, “Surface-Plasmon Enhanced Transmission through Hole Arrays in Cr Films”, JOSA B 16, 1743-8 (1999)
  • T.J. Kim, T. Thio, T.W. Ebbesen, D.E. Grupp and H.J. Lezec, “Control of Optical Transmission Through Metals Perforated with Subwavelength Hole Arrays”, Optics Letters 24, 256-58 (1999)


  • T.W. Ebbesen, H.J. Lezec, H.F. Ghaemi, T. Thio and P.A. Wolff, “Extraordinary Optical Transmission through Sub-Wavelength Hole Arrays”, Nature 391, 667-69 (1998)
  • H.F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, D.E. Grupp, T.W. Ebbesen and H.Z. Lezec “Surface Plasmons Enhance Optical Transmission Through Subwavelengths Holes”, Phys. Rev. B 58, 6779-82 (1998)

Carbon Nanostructures

  • C. Richard, F. Balavoine, P. Schultz, T. W. Ebbesen and Ch. Mioskowski Supramolecular Self-Assembly of Lipid Derivatives on Carbon Nanotubes ,Science 300: 775-778 (2003)
  • P.M. Ajayan, M. Terrones, A. de la Guardia, V. Huc, N. Grobert, B.Q. Wei, H. Lezec, G. Ramanath and T.W. Ebbesen, “Nanotubes in a Flash – Ignition and Reconstruction”, Science 296, 705 (2002)
  • E. Dujardin, T. Thio, H. Lezec and T.W. Ebbesen, “Fabrication of Mesoscopic Devices from Graphite Microdisks”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 2474-2746 (2001)
  • E. Dujardin, C. Meny, P. Panissod, J.-P. Kintzinger, N. Yao and T.W. Ebbesen, “Interstitial Metallic Residues in Purified Single Shell Carbon Nanotubes”, Solid State Comm. 114, 543-6 (2000)
  • W. Teizer, R.B. Hallock, E. Dujardin and T.W. Ebbesen, “He Desorption from Singel Wall Carbon Nanotubes Bundles: A 1-dimensional Adsorbate”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 5305-8 (1999)
  • F. Balavoine, P. Schultz, C. Richard, T.W. Ebbesen and C. Mioskowski, “Helical Crystallization of Proteins on Carbon Nanotubes”, Angew. Chemie Int. Ed., 38, 1912 (1999)
  • T.W. Ebbesen, “Cones and Tubes: Geometry in the Chemistry of Carbon”, Acc. Chem. Res. 31, 558-66 (1998)
  • E. Dujardin, T.W. Ebbesen, A. Krishnan and M.M.J. Treacy, “Wetting Properties of Single Shell Nanotubes”, Adv. Mat. 10, 1472-75 (1998)
  • A. Krishnan, E. Dujardin, T.W. Ebbesen, P.N. Yianilos and M.M.J. Treacy “Young’s Modulus of Single-Walled Nanotubes”, Phys. Rev. B 58, 14013-19 (1998)