Hamburg Photon Science Colloquium | Plasmonic nanostructures: Artificial molecules
by Peter Nordlander (Laboratory for Nanophotonics, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA)
at DESY, Hamburg ( CFEL SR I-III (Bldg. 99) )
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.