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Plasmonics: metallic nanostructures for energy guiding and sensing

Maier, Stefan A. (2004) Plasmonics: metallic nanostructures for energy guiding and sensing. In: Nanosensing: Materials and Devices. Proceedings of SPIE. No.5593. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 502-512.

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We investigate the optical properties of arrays of closely spaced metal nanoparticles in view of their potential to guide electromagnetic energy with a lateral mode confinement below the diffraction limit of light. Finite-difference time-domain simulations of short arrays of noble metal nanospheres show that electromagnetic pulses at optical frequencies can propagate along the arrays due to near-field interactions between plasmon-polariton modes of adjacent nanoparticles. Near-field microscopy enables the study of energy transport in these plasmon waveguides and shows experimental evidence for energy propagation over a distance of 0.5 μm for plasmon waveguides consisting of spheroidal silver particles fabricated using electron beam lithography.

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Additional Information:© 2004 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). This work was supported by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Center for Science and Engineering of Materials at Caltech (NSF).
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Subject Keywords:plasmon waveguides, metal nanoparticles, near-field optics, NSOM, surface plasmon, plasmon-polariton
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:5593
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Official Citation:Stefan A. Maier "Plasmonics: metallic nanostructures for energy guiding and sensing", Proc. SPIE 5593, Nanosensing: Materials and Devices, (29 December 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.570803;
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