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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 4 — Feb. 14, 2011
  • pp: 3686–3693

Gold nanoantenna resonance diagnostics via transversal particle plasmon luminescence

Matthias D. Wissert, Carola Moosmann, Konstantin S. Ilin, Michael Siegel, Uli Lemmer, and Hans-Jürgen Eisler  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 4, pp. 3686-3693 (2011)

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We perform two-photon excitation confocal experiments on coupled gold nanoantennas and observe time-integrated luminescence spectra that match plasmonic mode emission in the far-field. We show that the transversal particle plasmon mode can be excited, using excitation light that is cross-polarized with respect to the gold luminescence signal and therefore oriented along the long axis of the dipole gold antenna. We provide evidence for losses in polarization information from the excitation channel to the luminescence response due to the nature of the energy and momentum transfer. Finally, we map out the two-photon induced luminescence intensity profile for a fixed excitation wavelength λ and varying antenna arm length L.

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OCIS Codes
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: December 8, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 20, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 20, 2011
Published: February 10, 2011

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Matthias D. Wissert, Carola Moosmann, Konstantin S. Ilin, Michael Siegel, Uli Lemmer, and Hans-Jürgen Eisler, "Gold nanoantenna resonance diagnostics via transversal particle plasmon luminescence," Opt. Express 19, 3686-3693 (2011)

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