Dramatic localized electromagnetic enhancement in plasmon resonant nanowires


Journal Article

We investigate numerically the plasmon resonances of 10-50 nm nanowires with a non-elliptical section. Such wires have a much more complex behavior than elliptical wires and their resonances span a larger frequency range. The field distribution at the surface of these wires exhibits a dramatic enhancement, up to several hundred times the incident field amplitude. These strongly localized fields can provide an important mechanism for surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS). © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kottmann, JP; Martin, OJF; Smith, DR; Schultz, S

Published Date

  • June 15, 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 341 / 1-2

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 6

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0009-2614

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0009-2614(01)00171-3

Citation Source

  • Scopus