Fano Interference between Localized Plasmons and Interface Reflections
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2012

Layers of subwavelength metal nanostructures that support localized surface plasmon resonances are of broad interest in applied nanotechnology, for example, in optical sensor development and solar energy harvesting devices. We measured specular reflection spectra as a function of incidence angle for two-dimensional layers of gold nanodisks on glass and found highly asymmetric line-shapes and a spectral red-shift of up to 0.2 eV, or 10% of the plasmon resonance energy, as the angle changed from normal toward grazing incidence. This dramatic angular dispersion is the result of a tunable Fano interference between the spectrally narrow plasmon emission and a "white" continuum caused by the interface reflection. The data are found to be in excellent agreement with predictions based on a theory for Fresnel reflection coefficients of an interface with subwavelength inclusions. The theory can also be used to derive analytical expressions for the Fano parameters.

Fano resonance

localized surface plasmon

resonances

optical properties

colloidal lithography

gold

light-scattering

index

metamaterials

angular dispersion

nanoparticles

sensitivity

arrays

metamaterial

clusters

Författare

Mikael Svedendahl

Chalmers, Teknisk fysik, Bionanofotonik

Mikael Käll

Chalmers, Teknisk fysik, Bionanofotonik

ACS Nano

1936-0851 (ISSN) 1936-086X (eISSN)

Vol. 6 7533-7539

Ämneskategorier

Kemi

DOI

10.1021/nn302879j