Near-field excitation of nanoantenna resonance

Reuben M. Bakker, Alexandra Boltasseva, Zhengtong Liu, Rasmus H. Pedersen, Samuel Gresillon, Alexander V. Kildishev, Vladimir P. Drachev, Vladimir M. Shalaev

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An array of paired elliptic nanoparticles designed to enhance local fields around the particle pair is fabricated with gold embedded in quartz. Light excites a coupled plasmon resonance in the particle pair and the system acts like a plasmonic nanoantenna providing an enhanced electromagnetic field. Near-field scanning optical microscopy and finite element modeling are used to study the local field effects of the nanoantenna system. Local illumination shows similar resonant properties as plane wave illumination: a strong, localized optical resonance for light polarized parallel to the main, center-to-center axis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13682-13688
Number of pages7
JournalOptics Express
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2007
Externally publishedYes


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