Doctoral Dissertations


Wei Wang

Keywords and Phrases

Chiral Metasurface; Metamaterial; Plasmonic Perfect Absorber; Purcell Effect; Spontaneous Emission; Structural Color Printing


”Plasmon polaritons or plasmons are a collective oscillation movement of free electrons in metal at optical frequencies. The frequency-dependent complex dielectric function makes the metal property at optical frequencies behave totally different with that at other spectral ranges with lower frequency such as infrared and microwaves. This novel property makes the so called plasmonics or nanoplasmonics a rapid growing research field over the past few years. Many innovative concepts and applications have been developed such as perfect absorber, structural color printing, and quantum emitter spontaneous emission enhancement.

In this dissertation two of the most important applications will be addressed. The first application is structure color printing and the other is to control the spontaneous emission rate of quantum emitters such as quantum dot. To achieve structural color printing, two difference nanostructures: V-groove arrays and square shaped arrays were designed as a fundamental perfect absorber structure unit for structural color printing. To control dipole emitter spontaneous emission, hyperbolic multilayers, plasmonic perfect absorbers and chiral metasurfaces were used to enhance the spontaneous emission through Purcell effect”--Abstract, page iv.


Gao, Jie

Committee Member(s)

Wang, Cheng
Winiarz, Jeffrey G.
Yamilov, Alexey
Yang, Xiaodong


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering


The authors acknowledge the support from the National Science Foundation under grants ECCS-1653032, CBET- 1402743, and DMR-1552871. The authors acknowledge the support from the National Science Foundation (ECCS-1653032 and DMR-1552871) and the Office of Naval Research (No. N00014-16-1-2408). This work was performed, in part, at the Center for Nanoscale Materials, a U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences User Facility under Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357.


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Spring 2019

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Realizing structural color generation with aluminum plasmonic v-groove metasurfaces
  • All-metal structural color printing based on aluminum plasmonic metasurfaces
  • Enhanced quantum dot spontaneous emission with multilayer metamaterial nanostructures
  • Scaling law of Purcell factor in hyperbolic metamaterial cavities with dipole excitation
  • Enhanced quantum dots spontaneous emission with metamaterial perfect absorbers
  • Selective chiral spontaneous emission of quantum dots on chiral metasurface


xiii, 113 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographic references.


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Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

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Thesis Number

T 12062

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