Manipulation of subwavelength optical fields and resonant field enhancements of a silver-shell nanocylinder pair and chain waveguides with different core-shell patterns

Y.-F. Chau, H.-Y. Li, Z.-H. Jiang, Y.-F. Chen, C.-S. Lin, M.-S. Liu, F.-L. Wu, Din-ping Tsai

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Near field optical properties and surface plasmon resonances on a pair of silver-shell nanocylinder and nanochain waveguides with different core-shell patterns which interact with incident plane wave along chain axis are numerically investigated by using the finite element method. Simulation results show that the peak wavelengths and resonant field enhancements are highly tunable by using the nanoshell particles instead of solid ones, revealing a critical relationship among the wavelengths and illuminated direction of incident light, interparticle spacing, radii, and medium of dielectric holes and the patterns of chain waveguides. Besides, nanochain waveguides with different patterns of core-shell that are operated on resonant multipolar modes can provide higher propagation intensities and the transmission ability can be increased by decreasing the size of nanocylinders along the chain axis. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3939-3949
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Nanoparticle Research
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Dielectric holes
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Nanochain
  • Nanoscale optics
  • Surface plasmon resonances

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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