Plasmonic nanorod-based optical recording and data storage

James W.M. Chon, Adam B. Taylor, Peter Zijlstra

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Abstract

Metallic nanoparticles that can support plasmon resonances are called plasmonic nanoparticles and these are the important building blocks in nanoplasmonic applications. Their surface plasmon resonances (SPR)—collective free electron charge oscillations—provide tunable extinction in the visible to near-infrared range that are dependent on geometric size, shape, and environment. Owing to their highly sensitive resonances, many applications have been proposed, including biosensors [1–3], nanoantennas [4–7], and nonlinear biomarkers [8–11]. Further, their strong and weak SPR coupling property is proposed to be used as a “plasmonic ruler” for detecting DNA folding and unfolding [12] and nanometer-scale plasmonic circuit elements [13–15].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanoplasmonics
Subtitle of host publicationAdvanced Device Applications
EditorsJ.W.M. Chon, K. Iniewski
Place of PublicationBoca Raton
PublisherCRC Press
Pages1-30
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9781466514270
ISBN (Print)978-1-4665-1426-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

Publication series

NameDevices, circuits, and systems
Volume13

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