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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 8 — Apr. 14, 2008
  • pp: 5544–5555

Quasi-periodic distribution of plasmon modes in two-dimensional Fibonacci arrays of metal nanoparticles

Ramona Dallapiccola, Ashwin Gopinath, Francesco Stellacci, and Luca Dal Negro  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 8, pp. 5544-5555 (2008)

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In this paper we investigate for the first time the near-field optical behavior of two-dimensional Fibonacci plasmonic lattices fabricated by electron-beam lithography on transparent quartz substrates. In particular, by performing near-field optical microscopy measurements and three dimensional Finite Difference Time Domain simulations we demonstrate that near-field coupling of nanoparticle dimers in Fibonacci arrays results in a quasi-periodic lattice of localized nanoparticle plasmons. The possibility to accurately predict the spatial distribution of enhanced localized plasmon modes in quasi-periodic Fibonacci arrays can have a significant impact for the design and fabrication of novel nano-plasmonics devices.

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OCIS Codes
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(240.5420) Optics at surfaces : Polaritons
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: February 11, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 22, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 25, 2008
Published: April 4, 2008

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Ramona Dallapiccola, Ashwin Gopinath, Francesco Stellacci, and Luca Dal Negro, "Quasi-periodic distribution of plasmon modes in two-dimensional Fibonacci arrays of metal nanoparticles," Opt. Express 16, 5544-5555 (2008)

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