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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 12 — Jun. 6, 2011
  • pp: 11387–11396

Plasmon delocalization onset in finite sized nanostructures

Arash Farhang and Olivier J. F. Martin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 12, pp. 11387-11396 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.011387


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Abstract

The transition from localized to delocalized plasmons (i.e. the transition from a situation where the decay length of a travelling surface plasma wave is greater than its propagation distance to a situation where it is smaller) and hence the onset of plasmon delocalization is studied in a single 2D silver nanoparticle of increasing length. A fourier analysis in the near-field of the nanoparticle is used as the main tool for analysis. This method, along with far-field scattering spectra simulations and the near-field profile directly above and along the length of the nanoparticle are used to investigate and clearly show the transition from localized to delocalized modes. In particular, it is found that for a finite sized rectangular nanoparticle, both the emerging odd and even delocalized modes are nothing but a superposition of many standing wave plasmon modes. As a consequence, even very short metal films can support delocalized plasmons that bounce back and forth along the film.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: April 7, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 12, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 15, 2011
Published: May 26, 2011

Citation
Arash Farhang and Olivier J. F. Martin, "Plasmon delocalization onset in finite sized nanostructures," Opt. Express 19, 11387-11396 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-12-11387


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