Spatial characteristics of optical fields near a gold nanorod revealed by three-dimensional scanning near-field optical microscopy

Hiromasa Suzuki, Keisuke Imaeda, Hidetoshi Mizobata, Kohei Imura

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Abstract

We visualize plasmon mode patterns induced in a single gold nanorod by three-dimensional scanning near-field optical microscopy. From the near-field transmission imaging, we find that 3rd and 4th order plasmon modes are resonantly excited in the nanorod. We perform electromagnetic simulations based on the discrete dipole approximation method under focused Gaussian beam illumination and demonstrate that the observed near-field spectral and spatial features are well reproduced by the simulation. We also reveal from the three-dimensional near-field microscopy that the 4th order plasmon mode confines optical fields more tightly compared with the 3rd order mode. This result indicates that the even-order plasmon modes are promising for enhancing the light-matter interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number014708
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume152
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jan 7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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