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Opt Express. 2007 Dec 24;15(26):17736-46.

Optical scattering resonances of single and coupled dimer plasmonic nanoantennas.

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  • 1FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics AMOLF, c/o Philips Research, High Tech Campus 4, 5656 AE, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.


The optical resonances of individual plasmonic dimer antennas are investigated using confocal darkfield spectroscopy. Experiments on an array of antennas with varying arm lengths and interparticle gap sizes show large spectral shifts of the plasmon modes due to a combination of geometrical resonances and plasmon hybridization. The resonances of the coupled-dimer antennas are considerably broadened compared to those of single nanorods, which is attributed to a superradiant damping of the coupled antenna modes. The scattering spectra are compared with electrodynamic model calculations that demonstrate both the near-field and far-field characteristics of a half-wave antenna.

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