The Dark Side of Plasmonics
DE Gomez, ZQ Teo, M Altissimo, TJ Davis, S Earl, A Roberts
NANO LETTERS | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2013
Plasmonic dark modes are pure near-field modes that can arise from the plasmon hybridization in a set of interacting nanoparticles. When compared to bright modes, dark modes have longer lifetimes due to their lack of a net dipole moment, making them attractive for a number of applications. We demonstrate the excitation and optical detection of a collective dark plasmonic mode from individual plasmonic trimers. The trimers consist of triangular arrangements of gold nanorods, and due to this symmetry, the lowest-energy dark plasmonic mode can interact with radially polarized light. The experimental data presented confirm the excitation of this mode, and its assignment is supported with an elec..View full abstract
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D.E.G. would like to thank the ARC for support through a Discovery Project DP110101767 and the Melbourne Materials Institute for support. T.J.D and A.R. would like to thank the ARC for support through a Discovery Project DP110100221. We would also like to acknowledge M. MacDonald for her help with Labview.