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  • Vol. 5, Iss. 12 — Sep. 30, 2010

Effect of particle properties and light polarization on the plasmonic resonances in metallic nanoparticles

Urcan Guler and Rasit Turan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 16, pp. 17322-17338 (2010)

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The resonance behavior of localized surface plasmons in silver and gold nanoparticles was studied in the visible and near-infrared regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Arrays of nano-sized gold (Au) and silver (Ag) particles with different properties were produced with electron-beam lithography technique over glass substrates. The effect of the particle size, shape variations, period, thickness, metal type, substrate type and sulfidation were studied via transmission and reflectance measurements. The results are compared with the theoretical calculations based on the DDA simulations performed by software developed in this study. We propose a new intensity modulation technique based on localized surface plasmons in nanoparticles with asymmetric shapes.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance
(290.2200) Scattering : Extinction
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: January 5, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 8, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 14, 2010
Published: July 30, 2010

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Vol. 5, Iss. 12 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Urcan Guler and Rasit Turan, "Effect of particle properties and light polarization on the plasmonic resonances in metallic nanoparticles," Opt. Express 18, 17322-17338 (2010)

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