Spatial distribution of enhanced optical fields in one-dimensional linear arrays of gold nanoparticles studied by scanning near-field optical microscopy

Toru Shimada, Kohei Imura, Hiromi Okamoto, Masahiro Kitajima

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    We visualized the enhanced optical field distributions in one-dimensional linear array structures of gold nanospheres by using scanning near-field optical microscopy. The characteristic field distribution depends on the chain length of the one-dimensional structures. The distribution of optical field is reproduced qualitatively by model calculations based upon finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method. From the analysis, we have found that the characteristic distribution of the enhanced field arises from interparticle interactions, which cause propagation of the plasmon excitation in the inner part of the linear array, and trapping of it by a localized mode at the edges.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)4265-4269
    Number of pages5
    JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
    Issue number12
    Publication statusPublished - 2013 Mar 28


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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