1000th issue of Uspekhi Fizicheskikh Nauk journal. Reviews of topical problems

Optics and spectroscopy of a single plasmonic nanostructure

Institute of Spectroscopy, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Fizicheskaya 5, Troitsk, Moscow, 108840, Russian Federation

This paper reviews the interaction of laser light with a single plasmonic nanostructure. Until recently, the extremely weak optical response of a single nanostructure has only allowed spectroscopic research on ensembles of nanoparticles, where both structural and material parameters vary from one nanoparticle to another, and the optical response is therefore averaged over the ensemble. Measurements at the level of single nanostructures provide an effective tool for investigating the fundamental optical and spectroscopic properties of nanostructures, allowing insight into the mechanisms of elementary physical processes and permitting one to avoid the averaging procedure with an inevitable loss of physical information. The diverse range of linear-interaction optical phenomena occurring in a weak light field is reviewed and nonlinear interaction with high intensity radiation is discussed.

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Keywords: nanoplasmonics, single plasmonic nanostructures, nonlinear nanoplasmonics, applications of single plasmonic nanostructures
PACS: 68.65.−k, 73.20.Mf, 78.67.−n (all)
DOI: 10.3367/UFNe.2017.06.038163
Citation: Balykin V I, Melentiev P N "Optics and spectroscopy of a single plasmonic nanostructure" Phys. Usp. 61 133–156 (2018)
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Received: 25th, October 2016, revised: 23rd, June 2017, 29th, June 2017

Оригинал: Балыкин В И, Мелентьев П Н «Оптика и спектроскопия единичной плазмонной наноструктуры» УФН 188 143–168 (2018); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.2017.06.038163

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