Ultrafast Spectroscopy of Plasmonic Titanium Nitride Nanoparticle Lattices

Thaddeus Reese, Amber N. Reed, Alexander D. Sample, Francisco Freire-Fernández, Richard D. Schaller, Augustine M. Urbas, Teri W. Odom*

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Titanium nitride (TiN) is an advantageous plasmonic material for optoelectronic applications that require resilience to extreme irradiation or temperatures. Although TiN is optically similar to noble metals at near-infrared wavelengths under steady-state excitation conditions, their photoexcited properties are distinct at ultrafast time scales. This paper describes the differences in optical properties between coupled TiN nanoparticles in 2D arrays that support surface lattice resonances (SLRs) and TiN nanoparticle arrays that support only localized surface plasmons (LSPs). Compared to symmetric photoinduced peak broadening in the LSPs, we found that SLRs show asymmetric broadening at ps-Time scales in transient absorption measurements. Furthermore, TiN nanoparticle arrays were robust and withstood pump fluences exceeding 50 mJ/cm2 for over half an hour with little to no change in bleach wavelength.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1556-1561
Number of pages6
JournalACS Photonics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 16 2021


  • lattice plasmon
  • surface lattice resonance
  • surface plasmon
  • titanium nitride
  • transient absorption
  • ultrafast spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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