Nonlocal optical response in metallic nanostructures

Søren Raza, Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi, Martijn Wubs, N. Asger Mortensen

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This review provides a broad overview of the studies and effects of nonlocal response in metallic nanostructures. In particular, we thoroughly present the nonlocal hydrodynamic model and the recently introduced generalized nonlocal optical response (GNOR) model. The influence of nonlocal response on plasmonic excitations is studied in key metallic geometries, such as spheres and dimers, and we derive new consequences due to the GNOR model. Finally, we propose several trajectories for future work on nonlocal response, including experimental setups that may unveil further effects of nonlocal response.
Original languageEnglish
Article number183204
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Issue number18
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • hydrodynamics
  • nanoplasmonics
  • nonlocal response
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Hydrodynamic model
  • Metallic nanostructure
  • Nanoplasmonics
  • Nonlocal
  • Nonlocal response
  • Optical response
  • Nanostructures
  • physics.optics


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