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Title: Dynamic control of polarization-inverted modes in three-dimensionally trapped multiple nanogaps

We propose a guiding principle for the dynamic control of polarization-inverted modes in multiple nanogaps for unconventional optical transitions of molecules at arbitrary three-dimensional spatial positions. Based on our developed self-consistent theory for the optical assembly of nanoparticles (NPs), we clarified that spherical silver NPs can be optically trapped and aligned in the light-propagating direction via longitudinally polarized light; they form a rod-like nano-composite with multiple nanogaps. During trapping, there is a possibility that an additional irradiation of linearly polarized far-field light may excite the bonding and anti-bonding dark plasmon modes with low radiative decay rate of several meV via cancellation of inverted polarization. Our finding reveals that not only the steep change in the enhanced intensity of light field but also the phase inversion of light field between the dynamically formed nanogaps will pave the way to the highly sensitive sensors for molecules, the unconventional chemical reactions, and so on.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [1]
  1. Department of Physical Science, Graduate School of Science, Osaka Prefecture University, 1-1, Gakuencho, Nakaku, Sakai, Osaka 599-8531 (Japan)
  2. (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22486295
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 107; Journal Issue: 26; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; NANOPARTICLES; POLARIZATION; RADIATIVE DECAY; SENSORS; SILVER; THREE-DIMENSIONAL LATTICES; TRAPPING; VISIBLE RADIATION