, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 563–569 | Cite as

Light Manipulation by Gold Nanobumps

  • Chia Min Chang
  • Cheng Hung Chu
  • Ming Lun Tseng
  • Yao-Wei Huang
  • Hsin Wei Huang
  • Bo Han Chen
  • Ding-Wei Huang
  • Din Ping Tsai


Backward and forward scattering of surface plasmonic wave interactions from gold nanobumps on the surface of a 30-nm gold thin film demonstrate three-dimensional (3-D) focusing and diverging properties. Fan-shaped forward scattering of an individual nanobump is observed. A quarter-circle structure composed of nanobumps is exploited to manipulate scattering from each nanobump. Experimental results show that 3-D propagation vectors generated by the gold nanobumps with their heights of 16 nm can deflect the surface plasmonic waves to produce 3-D focusing at 3.6 μm above the surface of the gold film. We clearly demonstrate that 3-D forward and backward focusing from gold nanobumps are with different amplitudes and directions of the vertical propagation vectors.


Surface plasmons Nanostructures Optics at surfaces Scattering light Focusing 



The authors thank the National Science Council, Taiwan, for the financial support of this project under grant numbers 99-2911-I-002-127, 99-2120-M-002-012, 100-2923-M-002-007-MY3, and 100-2120-M-002-008. They also thank the Molecular Imaging Center of the National Taiwan University for technical support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chia Min Chang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Cheng Hung Chu
    • 2
  • Ming Lun Tseng
    • 3
  • Yao-Wei Huang
    • 3
  • Hsin Wei Huang
    • 2
  • Bo Han Chen
    • 2
  • Ding-Wei Huang
    • 1
  • Din Ping Tsai
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Graduate Institute of Photonics and OptoelectronicsNational Taiwan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsNational Taiwan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan
  3. 3.Graduate Institute of Applied PhysicsNational Taiwan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan
  4. 4.Research Center for Applied SciencesAcademia SinicaTaipeiTaiwan
  5. 5.Instrument Technology Research CenterNational Applied Research LaboratoriesHsinchuTaiwan

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