Surface plasmon mediated interference phenomena in low-Q silver nanowire cavities

Marco Allione, Vasily V. Temmov*, Yuri Fedutik, Ulrike Woggon, Mikhail V. Artemyev

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

88 Scopus citations


Optical excitation of surface plasmons in wet-chemically grown monocrystalline silver nanowires (∼100 nm diameter and up to a few tens of micrometers length) is studied by broadband imaging spectroscopy. Surface plasmons excited by an incident light beam in the so-called Kretschmann-Raether configuration give optical interference phenomena in the spectral domain. These spectral oscillations are interpreted in terms of Fabry-Perot cavity modes for surface plasmons in silver nanowires and allow for a direct experimental determination of the surface plasmon group velocity and cavity losses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-35
Number of pages5
JournalNano Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • General Materials Science


Dive into the research topics of 'Surface plasmon mediated interference phenomena in low-Q silver nanowire cavities'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this