Hamburg Photon Science Colloquium | Plasmonic nanostructures: Artificial molecules

by Peter Nordlander (Laboratory for Nanophotonics, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA)

CFEL SR I-III (Bldg. 99) (DESY, Hamburg)

CFEL SR I-III (Bldg. 99)

DESY, Hamburg


The plasmon hybridization concept shows that plasmons in complex nanostructures interact and hybridize in an analogous manner as atomic orbitals in molecules. This insight provides a foundation for design of new plasmonic structures for enhanced spectroscopies, chemical sensing, subwavelength waveguiding, photodetection, photocatalysis and other light harvesting applications.
The talk is comprised of basic overview material for a general audience interspersed with a few more specialized hot topics.