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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 22 — Oct. 22, 2012
  • pp: 24614–24622

Propagation of plasmons in designed single crystalline silver nanostructures

Shailesh Kumar, Ying-Wei Lu, Alexander Huck, and Ulrik L. Andersen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 22, pp. 24614-24622 (2012)

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We demonstrate propagation of plasmons in single crystalline silver nanostructures fabricated using a combination of a bottom-up and a top-down approach. Silver nanoplates of thickness around 65 nm and a surface area of about 100 μm2 are made using a wet chemical method. Silver nanotips and nanowires are then sculptured by focused ion beam milling. The plasmons are excited by using the fluorescence from the redeposited silver clusters during the milling process. Propagation of plasmons in the nanowires is observed in the visible spectral region. We also observe a cavity effect by measuring the emission spectrum from the distal wire end.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3900) Materials : Metals
(220.3740) Optical design and fabrication : Lithography
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: August 17, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 24, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 1, 2012
Published: October 12, 2012

Shailesh Kumar, Ying-Wei Lu, Alexander Huck, and Ulrik L. Andersen, "Propagation of plasmons in designed single crystalline silver nanostructures," Opt. Express 20, 24614-24622 (2012)

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