Journal article

Colloquium: An algebraic model of localized surface plasmons and their interactions

TJ Davis, DE Gomez

REVIEWS OF MODERN PHYSICS | AMER PHYSICAL SOC | Published : 2017

Abstract

Although localized surface plasmons in metal nanoparticles can be modeled by Maxwells equations, the difficulty in solving them forces many researchers to use numerical methods. Such methods give accurate results but rarely provide much insight into the complex behaviors of the surface plasmons, nor do they provide a means to choose a configuration of metal nanoparticles to achieve a desired optical response. This Colloquium presents a simple algebraic approach for modeling localized surface plasmons, their excitation by light, and their interactions with one another. Although the method is not numerically accurate it yields useful insight into plasmon behavior and provides a basis for the d..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge support from the Australian Research Council Discovery Project No. DP160100983, the Future Fellowship No. FT140100514, the Veski Victoria Fellowship, and the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN) in the Victorian Node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF).