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Journal of Nanophotonics

Investigation of maximum optical enhancement in single gold nanowires and triple nanowire arrays
Author(s): Cameron Saylor; Eric Novak; Desalegn Debu; Joseph B. Herzog
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Paper Abstract

This work thoroughly investigates gold nanowires with various cross-sectional geometries and patterns. The study has determined the effect of the cross section aspect ratio on its maximum optical enhancement. The plasmonic optical enhancement properties of single gold nanowires and an array of three nanowires were investigated using finite element method simulations. The results indicate a significant dependence of the optical enhancement on both the thickness and width of the nanowires. From the simulation data, an equation for each geometry (single and triple array) was found that relates the dimensions and incident wavelength to the optical enhancement. These relationships can be a valuable resource while designing nanowires to optimize the dimensions and provide the maximum possible optical enhancement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 2015
PDF: 10 pages
J. Nanophoton. 9(1) 093053 doi: 10.1117/1.JNP.9.093053
Published in: Journal of Nanophotonics Volume 9, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Cameron Saylor, Univ. of Arkansas (United States)
Eric Novak, Univ. of Arkansas (United States)
Shippensburg Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Desalegn Debu, Univ. of Arkansas (United States)
Joseph B. Herzog, Univ. of Arkansas (United States)


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