Wideband absorbers in the visible spectrum based on optimizing quasicrystal nanosphere arrays

F. Namin, X. Wang, Douglas Henry Werner

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Abstract

Optical properties of aperiodic aggregates of gold nanospheres are studied. The optical response of these arrays can be explained in terms of the grating response of the array (photonic resonance) and the plasmonic response of the spheres (plasmonic resonance). In particular the couplings between the photonic and plasmonic modes are studied. In periodic arrays this coupling leads to the formation of a so called photonic-plasmonic hybrid mode. Due to the inherent narrow bandwidth of the photonic resonance in periodic arrays the hybrid mode has a narrow bandwidth. Quasicrystalline structures in essence possess several periodicities which in some cases can lead to the formation of multiple hybrid modes with wider bandwidths. Finally, it will be shown that the optical resonances of the aperiodic aggregates can be further improved by optimally placing perturbing spheres within the prototiles that comprise the aperiodic arrays.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 IEEE International Symposiumon Antennas and Propagation, APSURSI 2012 - Proceedings
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 10 2012
EventJoint 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2012 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jul 8 2012Jul 14 2012

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OtherJoint 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2012
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period7/8/127/14/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Namin, F., Wang, X., & Werner, D. H. (2012). Wideband absorbers in the visible spectrum based on optimizing quasicrystal nanosphere arrays. In 2012 IEEE International Symposiumon Antennas and Propagation, APSURSI 2012 - Proceedings [6349270] https://doi.org/10.1109/APS.2012.6349270