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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 18 — Sep. 1, 2008
  • pp: 14288–14293

Optical properties of Au/Ag core/shell nanoshuttles

M. Li, Z. S. Zhang, X. Zhang, K. Y. Li, and X. F. Yu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 18, pp. 14288-14293 (2008)

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Au/Ag nanoshuttles with sharp tips at both ends have been synthesized in glycine solution by chemically depositing silver on gold nanorods. Strong local field in the Au/Ag nanoshuttles enhanced by longitudinal surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) were investigated by theoretical calculations and experimental measurements. At the corresponding LSPR wavelengths, the extinction cross section and nonlinear refraction of the Au/Ag nanoshuttles are about 1.5 and 8.0 times of those of the original Au nanorods, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3900) Materials : Metals
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: June 24, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 8, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 26, 2008
Published: August 28, 2008

M. Li, Z. S. Zhang, X. Zhang, K. Y. Li, and X. F. Yu, "Optical properties of Au/Ag core/shell nanoshuttles," Opt. Express 16, 14288-14293 (2008)

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