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  • Vol. 4, Iss. 12 — Nov. 10, 2009

Laser-induced self-assembly of silver nanoparticles via plasmonic interactions

Yoshito Tanaka, Hiroyuki Yoshikawa, Tamitake Itoh, and Mitsuru Ishikawa  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 21, pp. 18760-18767 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.018760


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Abstract

We reportlaser induced self-assembly of silver nanoparticles via plasmonic interactions. By focusing a near-infrared laser in silver nanoparticle suspension, nanoparticle assembly is formed as a result of optical trapping. The shape of Rayleigh scattering spectra of the nanoassembly strongly depends on the polarization of the laser beam. Particularly, a linearly polarized laser induces the formation of arrayed structure along the laser polarization, that shows a sharp plasmon resonance band and harnesses excellent plasmonic properties applicable for nonlinear surface enhanced spectroscopy.

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OCIS Codes
(290.5870) Scattering : Scattering, Rayleigh
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Optical Trapping and Manipulation

History
Original Manuscript: June 17, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 31, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 21, 2009
Published: October 2, 2009

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Vol. 4, Iss. 12 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Yoshito Tanaka, Hiroyuki Yoshikawa, Tamitake Itoh, and Mitsuru Ishikawa, "Laser-induced self-assembly of silver nanoparticles via plasmonic interactions," Opt. Express 17, 18760-18767 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-21-18760


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