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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 2 — Jan. 18, 2010
  • pp: 1722–1733

Full analytical model for obtaining surface plasmon resonance modes

Ergun Simsek  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 2, pp. 1722-1733 (2010)

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This work addresses the need for a fully-retarded theoretical model for surface plasmons on metal nanoparticle chains and arrays embedded in a multilayered medium. The proposed method uses dyadic layered medium Green’s functions not only to obtain the electric field created by an oscillating electric dipole but also to modify the polarizability of nanoparticles in a multilayered medium appropriately. Theoretically calculated resonance frequencies show a very good agreement with the experimental results found in the literature. Theoretical results suggest that surface plasmon propagation lengths of 1 μm are possible using silver or gold nanoparticles embedded in a multilayered medium.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(230.4555) Optical devices : Coupled resonators

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: December 8, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 4, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 11, 2010
Published: January 14, 2010

Ergun Simsek, "Full Analytical Model for Obtaining Surface Plasmon Resonance Modes of Metal Nanoparticle Structures Embedded in Layered Media," Opt. Express 18, 1722-1733 (2010)

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