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Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

| EXPLORING THE INTERFACE OF LIGHT AND BIOMEDICINE

  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 5, Iss. 6 — Apr. 8, 2010

Radiative engineering of plasmon lifetimes in embedded nanoantenna arrays

Ronen Adato, Ahmet Ali Yanik, Chih-Hui Wu, Gennady Shvets, and Hatice Altug  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 5, pp. 4526-4537 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.004526


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Abstract

It is generally accepted that the lifetimes of the localized plasmonic excitations are inherently controlled by the type of the metals and the shape of the nanoparticles. However, extended plasmonic lifetimes and enhanced near-fields in nanoparticle arrays can be achieved as a result of collective excitation of plasmons. In this article, we demonstrate significantly longer plasmon lifetimes and stronger near-field enhancements by embedding the nanoantenna arrays into the substrate. Our approach offers a more homogeneous dielectric background allowing stronger diffractive couplings among plasmonic particles leading to strong suppression of the radiative damping. We observe near-field enhancements well beyond than those achievable with isolated nanoparticles. Enhanced fields obtained in these structures could be attractive for biosensing and non-linear photonics applications.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: December 8, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 19, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 1, 2010
Published: February 19, 2010

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Vol. 5, Iss. 6 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Ronen Adato, Ahmet Ali Yanik, Chih-Hui Wu, Gennady Shvets, and Hatice Altug, "Radiative engineering of plasmon lifetimes in embedded nanoantenna arrays," Opt. Express 18, 4526-4537 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-5-4526


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