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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 3 — Feb. 11, 2013
  • pp: 3265–3278

Fabrication of arrayed metallic nano-particles on a flexible substrate for inducing localized surface plasmon resonance

Chun-Hung Chen and Yung-Chun Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 3265-3278 (2013)

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This paper presents a new method for fabricating periodic arrays of metallic nano-particles on flexible substrates. This method is based on metallic film contact transfer method and high-power pulsed laser annealing. Experiments have been carried out to produce arrayed metallic nano-particles oriented in a hexagonal pattern. The nano-particle size is 70 nm in diameter and the center-to-center pitch of the hexagonal array is 400 nm. Large-area patterning and fabrication of these arrayed nano-particles can be easily achieved up to an area size of few cm2. Besides, composite or compounded metallic nano-particle arrays can also be produced using different metal materials. The localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) effects induced by the fabricated arrays of nano-particles are experimentally observed and quantitatively measured. Numerical simulation on these LPSR effects is performed and the simulation results are in good agreement with experimental data.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: July 30, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 26, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 29, 2012
Published: February 1, 2013

Chun-Hung Chen and Yung-Chun Lee, "Fabrication of arrayed metallic nano-particles on a flexible substrate for inducing localized surface plasmon resonance," Opt. Express 21, 3265-3278 (2013)

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