Mie and bragg plasmons in subwavelength silver semi-shells

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Journal Article
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Small, 2008, 4 (12), pp. 2292 - 2299
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2008-12-01
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2D arrays of silver semi-shells of 100 and 200 nm diameter display complex reflection and transmission spectra in the visible and near-IR. Here these spectral features are deconstructed and it is demonstrated that they result from the coupling of incident light into a delocalized Bragg plasmon, and the latter's induction of localized Mie plasmons in the arrays. These phenomena permit the excitation of transverse dipolar plasmon resonances in the semi-shells despite an ostensibly unfavorable orientation with respect to normally incident light. The resulting spectral feature in the mid-visible is strong and tunable. © 2008 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
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