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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2009
  • pp: 2009–2011

Strain mapping with optically coupled plasmonic particles embedded in a flexible substrate

Takumi Sannomiya, Christian Hafner, and Janos Vörös  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 13, pp. 2009-2011 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.002009


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Abstract

A change of the optical coupling of plasmonic particles was observed upon deformation of a matrix elastomer where 50 nm gold particles were embedded. The coupling mode showed higher extinction at the polarization perpendicular to the strain direction than the parallel polarization, as deformation induces interparticle distance change. Simulation by a multiple multipole program confirmed such a spectral change when the orientation of a coupled particle cluster is deformed. The strain vector map was constructed from the microscopy images with different polarizations at the strain-sensitive wavelength.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: February 24, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 30, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 29, 2009
Published: June 26, 2009

Virtual Issues
Vol. 4, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Takumi Sannomiya, Christian Hafner, and Janos Vörös, "Strain mapping with optically coupled plasmonic particles embedded in a flexible substrate," Opt. Lett. 34, 2009-2011 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-13-2009


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