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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 10 — May. 12, 2008
  • pp: 7460–7470

Guided plasmonic modes in nanorod assemblies: strong electromagnetic coupling regime

G. A. Wurtz, W. Dickson, D. O’Connor, R. Atkinson, W. Hendren, P. Evans, R. Pollard, and A. V. Zayats  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 10, pp. 7460-7470 (2008)

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We demonstrate that the coupling between plasmonic modes of oriented metallic nanorods results in the formation of an extended (guided) plasmonic mode of the nanorod array. The electromagnetic field distribution associated to this mode is found to be concentrated between the nanorods within the assembly and propagates normally to the nanorod long axes, similar to a photonic mode waveguided by an anisotropic slab. This collective plasmonic mode determines the optical properties of nanorod assemblies and can be tuned in a wide spectral range by changing the nanorod array geometry. This geometry represents a unique opportunity for light guiding applications and manipulation at the nanoscale as well as sensing applications and development of molecular plasmonic devices.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar
(240.5420) Optics at surfaces : Polaritons
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: March 10, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 25, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 28, 2008
Published: May 8, 2008

G. A. Wurtz, W. Dickson, D. O'Connor, R. Atkinson, W. Hendren, P. Evans, R. Pollard, and A. V. Zayats, "Guided plasmonic modes in nanorod assemblies: strong electromagnetic coupling regime," Opt. Express 16, 7460-7470 (2008)

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