Zhong-jian Yang

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We theoretically investigate the plasmon coupling in metallic nanorod dimers. A pronounced dip is found in the extinction spectrum due to plasmonic Fano resonance, which is induced by destructive interference between the bright dipole plasmon of a short nanorod and the dark quadrupole plasmon of a long nanorod. This Fano interference can also be explained(More)
This paper describes a facile method for synthesis of Au-AgCdSe hybrid nanorods with controlled morphologies and spatial distributions. The synthesis involved deposition of Ag tips at the ends of Au nanorod seeds, followed by selenization of the Ag tips and overgrowth of CdSe on these sites. By simply manipulating the pH value of the system, the AgCdSe(More)
Efficient plasmon-mediated excitation energy transfer between the CdSe/ZnS semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) across the silver nanowire array up to 560 nm in length is observed. The subwavelength imaging and spectral response of the silver nanowire arrays with near-field point-source excitations are revealed by theoretical simulations. Our studies(More)
The coupling, propagations, and far-field emissions of surface plasmons in a pair of Au nanowires with a dipole emitter have been investigated using the finite-difference time domain method. The surface plasmon wavelength is tunable from 650 to 380 nm by adjusting the distance between the two wires, which leads to an enhancement of coupling constant and(More)
We investigate the optical response of a gold nanorod array coupled with a semicontinuous nanoparticle film. We find that, as the gold nanoparticle film is adjusted to the percolating regime, the nanorod-film hybrids are tuned into plasmonic Fano resonance, characterized by the coherent coupling of discrete plasmonic modes of the nanorod array with the(More)
Nanoplasmonic substrates with optimized field-enhancement properties are a key component in the continued development of surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) molecular analysis but are challenging to produce inexpensively in large scale. We used a facile and cost-effective bottom-up technique, colloidal hole-mask lithography, to produce macroscopic(More)
Emission of photoexcited hot electrons from plasmonic metal nanostructures to semiconductors is key to a number of proposed nanophotonics technologies for solar harvesting, water splitting, photocatalysis, and a variety of optical sensing and photodetector applications. Favorable materials and catalytic properties make systems based on gold and TiO2(More)
Plasmonic Fano resonances (FRs) in nanostructures have been extensively studied in recent years. Nanorod-based complexes for FRs have also attracted much attention. The basic optical properties and fabrication technology of different kinds of plasmonic nanorods have been greatly developed over the last several years. The mutipole plasmon resonances and(More)
The complex magnetic dipole plasmon couplings in double split-ring resonators are investigated. Two split peaks in the absorption spectrum of these coupled systems are observed, but even the shorter-wavelength resonance peak can be redshifted compared to the peaks of individual rings. The magnetic plasmon fields outside rings are found to play an important(More)
Efficient and robust artificial nanomotors could provide a variety of exciting possibilities for applications in physics, biology and chemistry, including nanoelectromechanical systems, biochemical sensing, and drug delivery. However, the application of current man-made nanomotors is limited by their sophisticated fabrication techniques, low mechanical(More)