Plasmonic resonances of slender nanometallic rings
We develop an approximate quasistatic theory describing the low-frequency plasmonic resonances of slender nanometallic rings and configurations thereof. First, we use asymptotic arguments to reduce the plasmonic eigenvalue problem governing the geometric (material- and frequency-independent) modes of a given ring structure to a one-dimensional periodic integrodifferential problem in which the eigenfunctions are represented by azimuthal voltage and polarization-charge profiles associated with each ring. Second, we obtain closed-form solutions to the reduced eigenvalue problem for azimuthally invariant rings (including torus-shaped rings but also allowing for noncircular cross-sectional shapes), as well as coaxial dimers and chains of such rings. For more general geometries, involving azimuthally nonuniform rings and noncoaxial structures, we solve the reduced eigenvalue problem using a semianalytical scheme based on Fourier expansions of the reduced eigenfunctions. Third, we used the asymptotically approximated modes, in conjunction with the quasistatic spectral theory of plasmonic resonance, to study and interpret the frequency response of a wide range of nanometallic slender-ring structures under plane-wave illumination.
Author affiliationSchool of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, University of Leicester
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