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Finite difference time domain studies of the local electric field enhancements near nanoshell structures
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Paper Abstract

The local electric field enhancements around various nanoshell structures are investigated using the Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) method. The method provides a convenient and systematic approach for calculating several physical properties of nanostructures, including the optical absorption and scattering cross sections as well as the local electromagnetic fields. The method is applied to single uniform nanoshells as well as nanoshells with surface defects and structural distortions. The results show that, while defects can significantly affect local electric field enhancements, far field results such as extinction spectra can be remarkably insensitive to defects and distortions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 October 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5512, Plasmonics: Metallic Nanostructures and Their Optical Properties II, (19 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.560949
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Chris Oubre, Rice Univ. (United States)
Peter J. Nordlander, Rice Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5512:
Plasmonics: Metallic Nanostructures and Their Optical Properties II
Naomi J. Halas; Thomas R. Huser, Editor(s)

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