We present an analytical model that takes into account the coupling between the surface plasmon modes in complex metal nanostructures. We apply this model to evaluate the field enhancement in the gap of two coupled Au metal spheres embedded in GaN dielectric and compare the result with that obtained by the single sphere. The results show additional improvement can be obtained in the gap depending on the width of the gap. This approach offers a clear physical insight for the enhancement and a straightforward method for optimization.
Sun, Greg and Khurgin, Jacob B., "Comparative study of field enhancement between isolated and coupled metal nanoparticles: An analytical approach" (2010). Physics Faculty Publications. 8.
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