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Effect of nanoholes on the plasmonic properties of star nanostructures
Author(s): Shaoli Zhu; Andrew K. Whittaker; Idriss Blakey
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Paper Abstract

The transmission and localized electric field distribution of nanostructures are the most important parameters in the plasmonic field for nano-optics and nanobiosensors. In this paper, we propose a novel nanostructure which may be used for nanobiosensor applications. The effect of nanoholes on the plasmonic properties of star nanostructure was studied via numerical simulation, using the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method. In the model, the material type and size of the nanostructures was fixed, but the distance between the monotor and the surface of the nanoholes was varied. For example, nanoholes were located in the center of the nanostructures. The simulation method was as follows. Initially, the wavelength of incident light was varied from 400 to 1200 nm and the transmission spectrum and the electric field distribution were simulated. Then at the resonance wavelength (wavelength where the transmission spectrum has a minimum), the localized electric field distribution was calculated at different distances from the surface of the nanostructures. This study shows that the position of nanoholes has a significant effect on the transmission and localized electric field distribution of star nanostructures. The condition for achieving the maximum localized electric field distribution can be used in nano-optics and nanobiosensors in the future.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 December 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8204, Smart Nano-Micro Materials and Devices, 82042M (23 December 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.905409
Show Author Affiliations
Shaoli Zhu, The Univ. of Queensland (Australia)
Andrew K. Whittaker, The Univ. of Queensland (Australia)
Idriss Blakey, The Univ. of Queensland (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8204:
Smart Nano-Micro Materials and Devices
Saulius Juodkazis; Min Gu, Editor(s)

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