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Light Scattering in Gold Nanorings



Javier Aizpurua, L A. Blanco, P Hanarp, D S. Sutherland, M Kall, Garnett W. Bryant, F J. de Abajo


The optical response of gold nanoparticles of disk-like and ring-like shape is studied by analyzing their extinctioncross section in the visible and near infrared regions. A strong dependence of the excitation modes on the actual geometry of the nanoparticles is found for particle diameters of 120 nm. The nanorings exhibit pronounced extinction peaks at much larger wavelengths than the nanodisks. We present both experimental results and numerical calculations, which are in excellent agreement when the geometry is correctly described. Nanorings arealso shown to enhance the spontaneous emission at the resonance, where the emission is focused primarily alongthe ring axis.
Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer
No. 1-4


electrodynamics, extinction cross section, light scattering, Maxwell equations, nanooptics, nanoparticles, nanorings, surface plasmons


Aizpurua, J. , Blanco, L. , Hanarp, P. , Sutherland, D. , Kall, M. , Bryant, G. and de Abajo, F. (2004), Light Scattering in Gold Nanorings, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer (Accessed July 21, 2024)


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Created October 31, 2004, Updated October 12, 2021