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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2215–2225

Light scattering from coupled plasmonic nanospheres on a substrate

Huai-Yi Xie and Yia-Chung Chang  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 30, Issue 8, pp. 2215-2225 (2013)

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An efficient numerical method based on half-space Green’s function and spherical harmonics expansion is used to study the light scattering from coupled multiple nanospheres on a substrate. The ellipsometric spectra for various geometries of coupled Au nanospheres are calculated and analyzed to realize the effects of plasmonic coupling of closely spaced nanospheres. With only a few parameters to describe the distribution of various coupled nanosphere clusters embedded in a random distribution of nanospheres, the calculated ellipsometric spectra can fit the experimental data very well. This illustrates that our realistic model calculations can be used for determination of the distribution of nanospheres on a substrate or embedded in multilayer structures, such as biological samples.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2130) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Ellipsometry and polarimetry
(150.3045) Machine vision : Industrial optical metrology
(290.5825) Scattering : Scattering theory

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: May 30, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 28, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 29, 2013
Published: July 22, 2013

Huai-Yi Xie and Yia-Chung Chang, "Light scattering from coupled plasmonic nanospheres on a substrate," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 2215-2225 (2013)

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