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

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

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Abstract

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
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)

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