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  • Vol. 7, Iss. 5 — Apr. 26, 2012

Resonant optical excitations in complementary plasmonic nanostructures

David Rossouw and Gianluigi A. Botton  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 7, pp. 6968-6973 (2012)

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Abstract: We compare the plasmonic response of two complementary structures to a scanning electron probe; a silver nanowire and a nanoslot in a silver film of comparable dimensions, desirable for their localized electromagnetic enhancement and enhanced optical transmission respectively. Through electron energy loss spectroscopy, multiple plasmonic resonant harmonics setup in both structures are resolved with inverted phase, in agreement with Babinet’s principle, and of consequence in the design and fabrication of nanostructures.

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OCIS Codes
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: February 15, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 6, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 8, 2012
Published: March 12, 2012

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Vol. 7, Iss. 5 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

David Rossouw and Gianluigi A. Botton, "Resonant optical excitations in complementary plasmonic nanostructures," Opt. Express 20, 6968-6973 (2012)

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