Field enhancement by spherical dimers in the quasistatic regime

Sami Smaili, Yehia Massoud

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The properties of plasmonic nanoparticles in the vicinity of other plasmonic nanoparticles differ from those of individual nanoparticles due to the interaction between the nanoparticles. In this paper, we study the field enhancement by dimers, a result of the plasmon oscillation resonance. Additionally, the resonance properties of dimers depend on the separation between the nanoparticles constituting the dimer. In our study, we use the quasistatic approximation together with translation relations for spherical harmonics in order to efficiently capture the properties of plasmonic dimers. © 2011 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference, NMDC 2011
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

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