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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 6, Iss. 11 — May. 22, 2000
  • pp: 213–219

Spectral response of plasmon resonant nanoparticles with a non-regular shape

Jörg P. Kottmann, Olivier J.F. Martin, David R. Smith, and Sheldon Schultz  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 6, Issue 11, pp. 213-219 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.6.000213


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Abstract

We study the plasmon resonances of 10–100(nm) two-dimensional metal particles with a non-regular shape. Movies illustrate the spectral response of such particles in the optical range. Contrary to particles with a simple shape (cylinder, ellipse) non-regular particles exhibit many distinct resonances over a large spectral range. At resonance frequencies, extremely large enhancements of the electromagnetic fields occur near the surface of the particle, with amplitudes several hundred-fold that of the incident field. Implications of these strong and localized fields for nano-optics and surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) are also discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3900) Materials : Metals
(240.5420) Optics at surfaces : Polaritons
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.5860) Scattering : Scattering, Raman
(330.1690) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics
(350.4990) Other areas of optics : Particles

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History
Original Manuscript: April 14, 2000
Published: May 22, 2000

Citation
Joerg Kottmann, Olivier Martin, David Smith, and Sheldon Schultz, "Spectral response of plasmon resonant nanoparticles with a non-regular shape," Opt. Express 6, 213-219 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-6-11-213


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