, Volume 1, Issue 2–4, pp 135–140

Optical Extinction Spectroscopy of Oblate, Prolate and Ellipsoid Shaped Gold Nanoparticles: Experiments and Theory

  • Johan Grand
  • Pierre-Michel Adam
  • Anne-Sophie Grimault
  • Alexandre Vial
  • Marc Lamy de la Chapelle
  • Jean-Louis Bijeon
  • Sergei Kostcheev
  • Pascal Royer


Localized Surface Plasmons (LSP) on metallic nanoparticles of different shapes are investigated by extinction spectroscopy. Experimental results are compared to simulations by a Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) method. Three different shapes of nanoparticles are compared, oblates, prolates and ellipsoids, in terms of spectral tunability of the LSP resonance (LSPR). It is found that the complete geometry of the nanoparticle must be given to truly define the LSP resonance and that ellipsoids offer the widest spectral tunability.

Key words

Electron beam lithography FDTD Metallic nanoparticles Surface plasmons 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johan Grand
    • 1
  • Pierre-Michel Adam
    • 1
  • Anne-Sophie Grimault
    • 1
  • Alexandre Vial
    • 1
  • Marc Lamy de la Chapelle
    • 1
  • Jean-Louis Bijeon
    • 1
  • Sergei Kostcheev
    • 1
  • Pascal Royer
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut Charles Delaunay – Université de technologie de Troyes CNRS FRE 2848 – Laboratoire de Nanotechnologie et d’Instrumentation OptiqueTroyes cedexFrance

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