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Surface Lattice Resonances in Self-Templated Plasmonic Honeycomb and Moiré Lattices
Kirsten Volk, Tobias Honold, Déborah Feller, Matthias Karg:
Adv. Mater. Interfaces, 8, 210031 (2021)
doi: 10.1002/admi.202100317


Surface lattice resonances appear in periodic plasmonic nanoparticle arrays due to the hybridization of plasmonic and photonic modes. Compared to localized surface plasmon resonances of single particles, these coupled modes feature reduced linewidth, angle-dependent dispersion, and long-range collectivity. Here, the optical response of self-assembled plasmonic monolayers of periodically arranged gold and silver nanoparticles is studied. In comparison to already established hexagonal lattices, self-templated honeycomb and Moiré type lattices as well as their binary counterparts that include silver and gold nanoparticles in the same monolayer are looked at. All periodic arrays feature macroscopic dimensions (cm-scale) and support surface lattice resonances as evidenced from classical extinction measurements. The experimental findings are supported by results from finite difference time domain simulations. Variation of the plasmonic material, the lattice spacing, and geometry enables spectral tunability of the optical response of the lattices.

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