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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 21 — Oct. 17, 2007
  • pp: 13682–13688

Near-field excitation of nanoantenna resonance

Reuben M. Bakker, Alexandra Boltasseva, Zhengtong Liu, Rasmus H. Pedersen, Samuel Gresillon, Alexander V. Kildishev, Vladimir P. Drachev, and Vladimir M. Shalaev  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 21, pp. 13682-13688 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.013682


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Abstract

An array of paired elliptic nanoparticles designed to enhance local fields around the particle pair is fabricated with gold embedded in quartz. Light excites a coupled plasmon resonance in the particle pair and the system acts like a plasmonic nanoantenna providing an enhanced electromagnetic field. Near-field scanning optical microscopy and finite element modeling are used to study the local field effects of the nanoantenna system. Local illumination shows similar resonant properties as plane wave illumination: a strong, localized optical resonance for light polarized parallel to the main, center-to-center axis.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(170.5810) Medical optics and biotechnology : Scanning microscopy
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: August 9, 2007
Revised Manuscript: September 28, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 1, 2007
Published: October 4, 2007

Virtual Issues
Vol. 2, Iss. 11 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Reuben M. Bakker, Alexandra Boltasseva, Zhengtong Liu, Rasmus H. Pedersen, Samuel Gresillon, Alexander V. Kildishev, Vladimir P. Drachev, and Vladimir M. Shalaev, "Near-field excitation of nanoantenna resonance," Opt. Express 15, 13682-13688 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-21-13682


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