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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 22 — Oct. 24, 2011
  • pp: 22156–22166

Coupling strength of complex plasmonic structures in the multiple dipole approximation

Lutz Langguth and Harald Giessen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 22, pp. 22156-22166 (2011)

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We present a simple model to calculate the spatial dependence of the interaction strength between two plasmonic objects. Our approach is based on a multiple dipole approximation and utilizes the current distributions at the resonances in single objects. To obtain the interaction strength, we compute the potential energy of discrete weighted dipoles associated with the current distributions of the plasmonic modes in the scattered fields of their mutual partners. We investigate in detail coupled stacked plasmonic wires, stereometamaterials and plasmon-induced transparency materials. Our calculation scheme includes retardation and can be carried out in seconds on a standard PC.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

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Original Manuscript: June 7, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 9, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 11, 2011
Published: October 24, 2011

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Lutz Langguth and Harald Giessen, "Coupling strength of complex plasmonic structures in the multiple dipole approximation," Opt. Express 19, 22156-22166 (2011)

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