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Frontiers in Optics
Rochester, New York United States
October 14-18, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-55752-956-5
Plasmonic Waveguide Devices and Antennas (FTh3A)

Quantum effects in subnanometric-gap plasmonic antennas

Javier Aizpurua, Ruben Esteba, Peter Nordlander, and Andrei G. Borisov  »View Author Affiliations


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We obtain the optical response of plasmonic nanoantennas showing subnanometric gaps with use of a quantum-corrected model. A redistribution of plasmonic modes and a quenching of the field-enhancement are produced due to quantum tunneling.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(240.7040) Optics at surfaces : Tunneling
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

J. Aizpurua, R. Esteba, P. Nordlander, and A. G. Borisov, "Quantum effects in subnanometric-gap plasmonic antennas," in Frontiers in Optics 2012/Laser Science XXVIII, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper FTh3A.7.

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