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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 16 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: 15047–15061

Longitudinal and transverse coupling in infrared gold nanoantenna arrays: long range versus short range interaction regimes

Daniel Weber, Pablo Albella, Pablo Alonso-González, Frank Neubrech, Han Gui, Tadaaki Nagao, Rainer Hillenbrand, Javier Aizpurua, and Annemarie Pucci  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 16, pp. 15047-15061 (2011)

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Interaction between micrometer-long nanoantennas within an array considerably modifies the plasmonic resonant behaviour; for fundamental resonances in the infrared already at micrometer distances. In order to get systematic knowledge on the relationship between infrared plasmonic resonances and separation distances dx and dy in longitudinal and transverse direction, respectively, we experimentally studied the optical extinction spectra for rectangularly ordered lithographic gold nanorod arrays on silicon wafers. For small dy , strong broadening of resonances and strongly decreased values of far-field extinction are detected which come along with a decreased near-field intensity, as indicated by near-field amplitude maps of the interacting nanoantennas. In contrast, near-field interaction over small dx does only marginally broaden the resonance. Our findings set a path for optimum design of rectangular nanorod lattices for surface enhanced infrared spectroscopy.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics
(300.6340) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, infrared
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: March 29, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 17, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 17, 2011
Published: July 21, 2011

Daniel Weber, Pablo Albella, Pablo Alonso-González, Frank Neubrech, Han Gui, Tadaaki Nagao, Rainer Hillenbrand, Javier Aizpurua, and Annemarie Pucci, "Longitudinal and transverse coupling in infrared gold nanoantenna arrays: long range versus short range interaction regimes," Opt. Express 19, 15047-15061 (2011)

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