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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David Hagan
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2014
  • pp: 944–952

Large area plasmonic nanoparticle arrays with well-defined size and shape

Sarah-Katharina Meisenheimer, Sabrina Jüchter, Oliver Höhn, Hubert Hauser, Christine Wellens, Volker Kübler, Elizabeth von Hauff, and Benedikt Bläsi  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4, Issue 5, pp. 944-952 (2014)

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We demonstrate an innovative process to fabricate uniformly shaped plasmonic nanoparticles. Laser interference lithography, nano-imprint lithography and a lift-off process are employed for the controlled production of periodically arranged nanoparticles on large areas. Round and elliptic silver particles with diameters of about 200 nm on an area of 5×5 cm 2 are investigated. Measurements of resonant absorption by the metal particles are in agreement with data computer-simulated by rigorous coupled wave analysis. We observe that the plasmonic resonance of elliptic particles depends on the polarization of incident light and that porosity of the metal influences the plasmonic band.

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OCIS Codes
(040.5350) Detectors : Photovoltaic
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(050.1755) Diffraction and gratings : Computational electromagnetic methods
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

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Original Manuscript: February 6, 2014
Revised Manuscript: February 28, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 2, 2014
Published: April 7, 2014

Sarah-Katharina Meisenheimer, Sabrina Jüchter, Oliver Höhn, Hubert Hauser, Christine Wellens, Volker Kübler, Elizabeth von Hauff, and Benedikt Bläsi, "Large area plasmonic nanoparticle arrays with well-defined size and shape," Opt. Mater. Express 4, 944-952 (2014)

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