An important promise of nanophotonic structures ranging from photonic crystals and metamaterials to plasmonics is to control the emission rate and directionality of single emitters. A prerequisite is that emitters can be precisely positioned with respect to the photonic structure. In this work we demonstrate a method that achieves 70 nm resolution, and which can be applied irrespective of the emitter and substrate chemistry.

Elsevier B.V.
Opt. Mater.
Resonant Nanophotonics

Rabouw, F., Frimmer, M., Mohtashami, A., & Koenderink, F. (2013). Nanoscale lithographic positioning of fluorescing quantum dot nanocrystals on planar samples. Opt. Mater., 35(7), 1342–1347. doi:10.1016/j.optmat.2013.01.039