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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 25 — Dec. 10, 2007
  • pp: 16527–16539

Inhibition of multipolar plasmon excitation in periodic chains of gold nanoblocks

Kosei Ueno, Saulius Juodkazis, Vygantas Mizeikis, Dai Ohnishi, Keiji Sasaki, and Hiroaki Misawa  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 25, pp. 16527-16539 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.016527


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Abstract

Periodically corrugated chains of gold nanoblocks, fabricated with high precision by electron-beam lithography and lift-off techniques, were found to exhibit optical signatures of particle plasmon states in which relative contribution of longitudinal multipolar plasmons is significantly lower than that in equivalent rectangular gold nanorods. Plasmonic response of periodic chains is dominated by dipolar plasmon modes, which in the absence of multipolar exciations are seen as background-free and spectrally well-resolved extinction peaks at infrared (IR) wavelengths. This observation may help improve spectral parameters of IR plasmonic sub-wavelength antennae. Comparative studies of plasmon damping and dephasing in corrugated chains of nanoblocks and smooth rectangular nanorods are also presented.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: October 16, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 21, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 25, 2007
Published: November 29, 2007

Citation
Kosei Ueno, Saulius Juodkazis, Vygantas Mizeikis, Dai Ohnishi, Keiji Sasaki, and Hiroaki Misawa, "Inhibition of multipolar plasmon excitation in periodic chains of gold nanoblocks," Opt. Express 15, 16527-16539 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-25-16527


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