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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 2 — Jan. 27, 2014
  • pp: 2031–2042

Plasmonic glasses: Optical properties of amorphous metal-dielectric composites

Tomasz J. Antosiewicz and S. Peter Apell  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 2, pp. 2031-2042 (2014)

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Plasmonic glasses composed of metallic inclusions in a host dielectric medium are investigated for their optical properties. Such structures characterized by short-range order can be easily fabricated using bottom-up, self-organization methods and may be utilized in a number of applications, thus, quantification of their properties is important. We show, using T-Matrix calculations of 1D, 2D, and 3D plasmonic glasses, that their plasmon resonance position oscillates as a function of the particle spacing yielding blue- and redshifts up to 0.3 eV in the visible range with respect to the single particle surface plasmon. Their properties are discussed in light of an analytical model of an average particle’s polarizability that originates from a coupled dipole methodology.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(290.2200) Scattering : Extinction
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

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Original Manuscript: October 4, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 5, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 12, 2013
Published: January 23, 2014

Tomasz J. Antosiewicz and S. Peter Apell, "Plasmonic glasses: Optical properties of amorphous metal-dielectric composites," Opt. Express 22, 2031-2042 (2014)

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