Fano resonances in individual coherent plasmonic nanocavities

Niels Verellen, Yannick Sonnefraud, Heidar Sobhani, Feng Hao, Victor V. Moshehalkov, Pol Van Dorpe, Peter Nordlander, Stefan A. Maier

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We observe the appearance of Fano resonances in the optical response of plasmonic nanocavities due to the coherent coupling between their superradiant and subradiant plasmon modes. Two reduced-symmetry nanostructures probed via confocal spectroscopy, a dolmen-style slab arrangement and a ring/disk dimer, clearly exhibit the strong polarization and geometry dependence expected for this behavior at the individual nanostructure level, confirmed by full-field electrodynamic analysis of each structure. In each case, multiple Fano resonances occur as structure size is increased.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1663-1667
Number of pages5
JournalNano Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 8 Apr 2009
Externally publishedYes

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