Applied Physics B

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Plasmonic electric near-field enhancement in self-organized gold nanoparticles in macroscopic arrays

  • V. Mondes
  • E. Antonsson
  • J. Plenge
  • C. Raschpichler
  • I. Halfpap
  • A. Menski
  • C. Graf
  • M. F. Kling
  • E. RühlEmail author
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Ultrafast Nanooptics


When plasmonic nanoparticles are incorporated into nanostructures and they are exposed to external optical fields, plasmonic coupling causes electric near-field enhancement which is significantly larger than that of isolated nanoparticles. We report on the plasmonic coupling in arrays of gold nanospheres (20 ± 3 and 50 ± 4 nm) prepared by colloidal chemistry and self-organization. This yields field enhancement in arrays with areas of several mm2 and provides an alternative approach to lithographic methods for preparation of nanostructures for plasmonic applications. Gold nanospheres are surface-functionalized by organic ligands, which define the interparticle distance in the array upon self-organization of the nanoparticles. The experiments are accompanied by finite-difference time-domain simulations, which quantify the dependence of the field enhancement on the interparticle distance.


Field Enhancement Interparticle Distance High Harmonic Generation Plasmonic Coupling Gold Nanospheres 
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Financial support by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) within Priority Program 1391/2 is gratefully acknowledged. M.F.K. is grateful for support by the European Union (EU) through the European Research Council (ERC) grant ATTOCO (no. 300372).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Mondes
    • 1
  • E. Antonsson
    • 1
  • J. Plenge
    • 1
  • C. Raschpichler
    • 1
  • I. Halfpap
    • 1
  • A. Menski
    • 1
  • C. Graf
    • 1
  • M. F. Kling
    • 2
  • E. Rühl
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Physical ChemistryFreie Universität BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Physics DepartmentLudwig-Maximilians-UniversitätGarchingGermany

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