Electrodynamics simulations of surface plasmon behavior in metallic nanostructures

Stephen K. Gray*, Tae Woo Lee, Shih Hui Chang, George C. Schatz

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Realistic finite-difference time-domain simulations are carried to learn how to understand and control localized surface plasmons (LSP's) and traveling surface plasmon polaritons (SPP's) in metallic nanostructures. We show how to control the spatio-temporal behavior of LSP hot spots in cone-shaped metal nanoparticles. We discuss how to intensify and lengthen SPP's in thin metallic films. Finally, we discuss the relative roles of LSP's and SPP's in thin metal films with nanoscale holes and slits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number59270H
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2005
EventPlasmonics: Metallic Nanostructures and Their Optical Properties III - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 31 2005Aug 3 2005


  • Finite-difference time-domain simulations
  • Hole arrays
  • Localized surface plasmons
  • Metal nanoparticles
  • Surface plasmon polaritons
  • Thin metal films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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