We study the impact of disorder on the properties of surface plasmons (SP) in metal nanoparticle arrays and develop analytical expressions enabling us to ascertain the degree of localization and mixing between the SP states. We show that it might be advantageous to intentionally introduce a certain degree of disorder in order to engineer the improved sensors and detectors.
Khurgin, Jacob B. and Sun, Greg, "Impact of disorder on surface plasmons in two-dimensional arrays of metal nanoparticles" (2009). Physics Faculty Publications. 13.
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