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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 7 — Apr. 7, 2014
  • pp: 8383–8395

Hybrid states of propagating and localized surface plasmons at silver core/silica shell nanocubes on a thin silver layer

Hansik Yun, Seung-Yeol Lee, Kyoung-Youm Kim, Il-Min Lee, and Byoungho Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 7, pp. 8383-8395 (2014)

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Hybrid characteristics of propagating surface plasmons (PSPs) and localized surface plasmons (LSPs) appear at a combined structure of a thin silver (Ag) layer and silver core/silica shell nanocubes (AgNC@SiO2s) in the Kretschmann configuration, because the resonant condition of PSPs on the thin Ag layer is significantly modified by LSPs of the AgNC@SiO2s. We investigate theoretically and experimentally that due to the hybrid property, the slope and position of the minimum reflectance band can be controlled on a graph of incident angle versus wavelength of reflected light, by changing structural parameters. The hybrid properties of PSPs and LSPs have a potential to simultaneously detect surface plasmon resonance signals and fluorescence images.

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(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

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Original Manuscript: February 14, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 22, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 24, 2014
Published: April 1, 2014

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Hansik Yun, Seung-Yeol Lee, Kyoung-Youm Kim, Il-Min Lee, and Byoungho Lee, "Hybrid states of propagating and localized surface plasmons at silver core/silica shell nanocubes on a thin silver layer," Opt. Express 22, 8383-8395 (2014)

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