Journal article

Plasmon Resonances in V-Shaped Gold Nanostructures

Nicholas Stokes, Michael B Cortie, Timothy J Davis, Andrew M McDonagh

Plasmonics | SPRINGER | Published : 2012

Abstract

Using numerical simulations, we examine the change in plasmon resonance behavior in gold nanorod structures that have a V shape. The reduction in symmetry compared to linear rods causes two different longitudinal-type resonances to appear in a single structure, and the relative intensity and hybridization of these can be controlled by varying the angle of the arms of the "V." The resonances may also be selectively excited by controlling the polarization of the incident light, thereby providing a convenient way to control a nanoscale optical electric field using far-field parameters. For example, the wavelength at which a strong resonance occurs in the V-shaped structures studied can be switc..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We thank Professors B.J. Draine and P.J. Flatau for making their useful program, DDSCAT, available, and our colleague Dr M. Arnold for the useful suggestions regarding target generation. This work was supported by the Australian Research Council and AngloGold Ashanti Limited.