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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 10 — May. 20, 2013
  • pp: 12159–12164

Fano resonance of nanoparticles embedded in Fabry-Perot cavities

Jianhong Zhou, Xiping Xu, Wenbo Han, Da Mu, Hongfei Song, Ying Meng, Xue Leng, Jinhua Yang, Xu Di, and Qing Chang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 10, pp. 12159-12164 (2013)

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We present an optical structure, which consists of metal nanoparticles embedded in Fabry-Perot (F-P) cavity, to investigate the Fano resonance, which originates from the interaction between F-P mode and the plasmon modes supported by the nanoparticles. The coupling system is modeled theoretically by coupled-mode theory in time domain and the transmission properties are demonstrated numerically by the finite-difference time-domain method. The charge distribution features of the nanoparticle plasmon modes are further characterized by using boundary integral equation technology. Results show that the F-P modes can be used to active the optical inactive surface plasmon modes by breaking the mode symmetry.

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OCIS Codes
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: February 25, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 9, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 15, 2013
Published: May 10, 2013

Jianhong Zhou, Xiping Xu, Wenbo Han, Da Mu, Hongfei Song, Ying Meng, Xue Leng, Jinhua Yang, Xu Di, and Qing Chang, "Fano resonance of nanoparticles embedded in Fabry-Perot cavities," Opt. Express 21, 12159-12164 (2013)

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