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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry Van Driel
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2009
  • pp: 121–124

Theoretical analysis and experimental demonstration of resonant light scattering from metal nanostrips on quartz

Jesper Jung, Thomas Søndergaard, Jonas Beermann, Alexandra Boltasseva, and Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 26, Issue 1, pp. 121-124 (2009)

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Using the Green’s tensor area integral equation method and reflection spectroscopy, resonant light scattering from rectangular gold nanostrips on quartz substrates fabricated with electron-beam lithography is analyzed theoretically and demonstrated experimentally. Theory and experiments are compared and found in a good agreement. Design curves presenting the scattering resonance wavelength as a function of the nanostrip width allow one, by carefully choosing the strip width and thickness, to realize the resonance at a given wavelength in a broad wavelength spectrum ranging from the visible ( 600 nm ) to the near infrared including telecommunication wavelengths ( 1600 nm ) .

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OCIS Codes
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles
(300.6550) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, visible

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Original Manuscript: October 27, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 4, 2008
Published: December 18, 2008

Jesper Jung, Thomas Søndergaard, Jonas Beermann, Alexandra Boltasseva, and Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi, "Theoretical analysis and experimental demonstration of resonant light scattering from metal nanostrips on quartz," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 121-124 (2009)

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