Applied Physics B

, Volume 84, Issue 1–2, pp 191–195 | Cite as

Light scattering from spherical plasmonic nanoantennas: effects of nanoscale roughness

  • H. Wang
  • K. Fu
  • R.A. Drezek
  • N.J. Halas


We have investigated the light scattering properties of smooth and roughened nanoshells with dipolar and quadrupolar plasmon resonances tuned to 830 nm. In the dipole resonant case small but measurable variations in the angle dependent light scattering (ADLS) due to the introduction of surface roughness are observed. In the quadrupole case, the distinctive side lobe scattering characteristic of quadrupolar emission is strongly quenched for roughened nanoshells.


Shell Thickness Extinction Spectrum Core Radius Surface Plasmon Wave Polarize Incident Light 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryRice UniversityHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of BioengineeringRice UniversityHoustonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringRice UniversityHoustonUSA
  4. 4.Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP)Rice UniversityHoustonUSA

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