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  • Vol. 3, Iss. 1 — Jan. 29, 2008

Optical scattering resonances of single and coupled dimer plasmonic nanoantennas

O. L. Muskens, V. Giannini, J. A. Sánchez-Gil, and J. Gómez Rivas  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 26, pp. 17736-17746 (2007)

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The optical resonances of individual plasmonic dimer antennas are investigated using confocal darkfield spectroscopy. Experiments on an array of antennas with varying arm lengths and interparticle gap sizes show large spectral shifts of the plasmon modes due to a combination of geometrical resonances and plasmon hybridization. The resonances of the coupled-dimer antennas are considerably broadened compared to those of single nanorods, which is attributed to a superradiant damping of the coupled antenna modes. The scattering spectra are compared with electrodynamic model calculations that demonstrate both the near-field and far-field characteristics of a half-wave antenna.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(350.4990) Other areas of optics : Particles

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: October 19, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 10, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 10, 2007
Published: December 12, 2007

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Vol. 3, Iss. 1 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

O. L. Muskens, V. Giannini, J. A. Sánchez-Gil, and J. Gómez Rivas, "Optical scattering resonances of single and coupled dimer plasmonic nanoantennas," Opt. Express 15, 17736-17746 (2007)

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