Optical Properties of Coupled Nano Gold Particles


Journal Article

Nano gold particles interact strongly with visible light to excite the collaborative oscillation of conductive electrons within nano particles resulting in a surface plasmon resonance which makes them useful for various applications including bio-labeling. In this paper, we study the effect of particle sizes with particle plasmon resonant wavelength and the coupling between pair of elliptical metallic disks and ellipsoid particles by simulations and experiments. The red-shift resonant peak wavelength of coupled particles to that of single particle is due to particle plasmons near-field coupling. The shift decays is approximately exponentially with increasing particle spacing, and reaches zero when the gap between the two particles exceeds about 2.5 times the particle short axis length. It is also found that the exponential decay of peak shift with particle gap is size independent but shape dependent.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Su, KH; Wei, QH; Zhang, X; Mock, JJ; Smith, DR; Schultz, S

Published Date

  • December 1, 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5221 /

Start / End Page

  • 108 - 115

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0277-786X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1117/12.506371

Citation Source

  • Scopus