Collective surface plasmon resonance coupling in silver nanoshell arrays

A. O. Pinchuk, G. C. Schatz

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Collective surface plasmon resonance (SPR) excitations in an ordered array of silver nanoshells have been theoretically studied using generalized Mie theory. Near- and far-field radiative coupling between the nanoshells in the array result in a non-monotonic shift of the collective SPR band. When the distance between the shells in the array approaches that of the collective SPR wavelength, we observe narrowing of the collective SPR band due to constructive interference between the scattered electric field from the particles in the array. Further increase of the distance between the nanoshells in the array leads to destructive interference and broadening of the collective SPR band.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-38
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Physics B: Lasers and Optics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2008


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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