Beyond the hybridization effects in plasmonic nanoclusters: Diffraction-induced enhanced absorption and scattering

Mohsen Rahmani, Andrey E. Miroshnichenko, Dangyuan Lei, Boris Luk'Yanchuk, Michael I. Tribelsky, Arseniy I. Kuznetsov, Yuri S. Kivshar, Yan Francescato, Vincenzo Giannini, Minghui Hong, Stefan A. Maier

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It is demonstrated hererin both theoretically and experimentally that Young's interference can be observed in plasmonic structures when two or three nanoparticles with separation on the order of the wavelength are illuminated simultaneously by a plane wave. This effect leads to the formation of intermediate-field hybridized modes with a character distinct of those mediated by near-field and/or far-field radiative effects. The physical mechanism for the enhancement of absorption and scattering of light due to plasmonic Young's interference is revealed, which we explain through a redistribution of the Poynting vector field and the formation of near-field subwavelength optical vortices. KGaA, Weinheim.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)576-583
Number of pages8
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 12 Feb 2014


  • plasmon hybridization
  • sub-wavelength nanostructures
  • surface plasmons
  • Young's interference

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomaterials
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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