Controlling surface plasmon excitation of pair arrays of metallic nanocylinders

M. Y. Ng, W. C. Liu*

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Surface plasmon excitation of pair arrays of silver nanocylinders is studied using finite-difference time-domain simulations. Strong local fields are generated around the nanocylinders due to excitation of localized surface plasmon and electromagnetic fields are confined effectively in the gaps between the nanocylinders. Surface plasmon resonance and local-field enhancement of two-pair arrays can be controlled by changing the illumination direction of the incident light due to induced asymmetric polarization charges. Complex resonant modes could be excited with increasing number of silver nanocylinder pairs. Selective local-field enhancement is observed in the gaps of the pairs by changing the interpair distance of four-pair arrays.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-395
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Nov

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science


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