Metal Nanoparticles for Microscopy and Spectroscopy

  • Peter Zijlstra
  • Michel Orrit
  • A. Femius Koenderink


Metal nanoparticles interact strongly with light due to a resonant response of their free electrons. These ‘plasmon’ resonances appear as very strong extinction and scattering for particular wavelengths, and result in high enhancements of the local field compared to the incident electric field. In this chapter we introduce the reader to the optical properties of single plasmon particles as well as finite clusters and periodic lattices, and discuss several applications.


Surface Enhance Raman Scattering Plasmon Resonance Field Enhancement Gold Nanorods Surface Enhance Raman Spectroscopy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Zijlstra
    • 1
  • Michel Orrit
    • 2
  • A. Femius Koenderink
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Applied PhysicsEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Leiden Institute of Physics, Huygens-Kamerlingh Onnes LaboratoryLeiden UniversityLeidenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Center for NanophotonicsFOM Institute AMOLFAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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