Impact of the Excitation Source and Plasmonic Material on Cylindrical Active Coated Nano-Particles

Samel Arslanagic, Yan Liu, Radu Malureanu, Richard W. Ziolkowski

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    Abstract

    Electromagnetic properties of cylindrical active coated nano-particles comprised of a silica nano-cylinder core layered with a plasmonic concentric nano-shell are investigated for potential nano-sensor applications. Particular attention is devoted to the near-field properties of these particles, as well as to their far-field radiation characteristics, in the presence of an electric or a magnetic line source. A constant frequency canonical gain model is used to account for the gain introduced in the dielectric part of the nano-particle, whereas three different plasmonic materials (silver, gold, and copper) are employed and compared for the nano-shell layers.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalSensors
    Volume11
    Issue number9
    Pages (from-to)9109
    ISSN1424-8220
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

    Keywords

    • Plasmonics
    • Sensors
    • Core-shell nano-particles

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