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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2002
  • pp: 101–111

Multiple multipole method with automatic multipole setting applied to the simulation of surface plasmons in metallic nanostructures

Esteban Moreno, Daniel Erni, Christian Hafner, and Rüdiger Vahldieck  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 19, Issue 1, pp. 101-111 (2002)

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Highly accurate computations of surface plasmons in metallic nanostructures with various geometries are presented. Calculations for cylinders with irregular cross section, coupled structures, and periodic gratings are shown. These systems exhibit a resonant behavior with complex field distribution and strong field enhancement, and therefore their computation requires a very accurate numerical method. It is shown that the multiple multipole (MMP) method, together with an automatic multipole setting (AMS) procedure, is well suited for these computations. An AMS technique for the two-dimensional MMP method is presented. It relies on the global topology of each domain boundary to generate a distribution of numerically independent multipole expansions. This technique greatly facilitates the MMP modeling.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(240.0310) Optics at surfaces : Thin films
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(240.7040) Optics at surfaces : Tunneling
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

Original Manuscript: March 5, 2001
Revised Manuscript: June 14, 2001
Manuscript Accepted: June 14, 2001
Published: January 1, 2002

Esteban Moreno, Daniel Erni, Christian Hafner, and Rüdiger Vahldieck, "Multiple multipole method with automatic multipole setting applied to the simulation of surface plasmons in metallic nanostructures," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 19, 101-111 (2002)

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