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1. Jha, Binay. Study of Field Enhancement by Spherical Voids in Gold Lattices by Using Three Dimensional Finite Difference Time Domain Simulations.

Degree: MS, Electrical Engineering, 2014, South Dakota State University

Spherical voids in gold lattices have the ability to concentrate light in subwavelength dimensions resulting in a significant increase in the intensity of the light (field enhancement) near the metal surface. Field enhancement properties of nanostructured metals can significantly enhance efficiency of an upconverter used in solar cells. The objective of this work was to develop an understanding why selfassembled porous and nanoporous spherical voids yield significantly higher field enhancement compared to planar gold and to explore the potential of self-assembled spherical and nanoporous spherical voids through a comprehensive full wave simulation study on geometry dependent field enhancement. Localized surface plasmons (LSPs) are the non-propagating modes excited by the polarization of sub-wavelength metallic structures whereas surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) are propagating modes evanescently confined at the interface between a dielectric and metals. Three dimensional finite difference time domain method (3D FDTD) is a numerical method for solving Maxwell equations and determine accurate interaction of light. Self-assembled spherical voids in gold films were modeled to study the geometry dependence of reflectance. Their geometry was optimized for maximum intensity enhancement at 980 nm. Four out of five active plasmonic modes of spherical voids in gold films were found to be localized plasmons, less vulnerable to structural defects. Four diameters (between 800 nm and 1600 nm) provided the highest field enhancement at film thickness of 0.26 times their diameter. The underlying mechanisms for maximum field enhancement by spherical voids in gold films were found to be both plasmonic and off angle reflection. The plasmonic resonance of nanoporous voids in gold can be linearly tuned by varying the numbers of nanopores. Simulation reflection spectrum of spherical voids in gold films was in good agreement with experimental measurements. This is the first report of plasmonic properties of nanoporous spherical voids in gold films. Future research includes fabrication of spherical voids of diameter 1200 nm in gold films and thickness 312 nm as indicated by simulation. Advisors/Committee Members: Mandi Farrokh Baroughi.

Subjects/Keywords: Electrical and Electronics

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APA (6th Edition):

Jha, B. (2014). Study of Field Enhancement by Spherical Voids in Gold Lattices by Using Three Dimensional Finite Difference Time Domain Simulations. (Masters Thesis). South Dakota State University. Retrieved from http://openprairie.sdstate.edu/etd/1556

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Jha, Binay. “Study of Field Enhancement by Spherical Voids in Gold Lattices by Using Three Dimensional Finite Difference Time Domain Simulations.” 2014. Masters Thesis, South Dakota State University. Accessed July 02, 2020. http://openprairie.sdstate.edu/etd/1556.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Jha, Binay. “Study of Field Enhancement by Spherical Voids in Gold Lattices by Using Three Dimensional Finite Difference Time Domain Simulations.” 2014. Web. 02 Jul 2020.

Vancouver:

Jha B. Study of Field Enhancement by Spherical Voids in Gold Lattices by Using Three Dimensional Finite Difference Time Domain Simulations. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. South Dakota State University; 2014. [cited 2020 Jul 02]. Available from: http://openprairie.sdstate.edu/etd/1556.

Council of Science Editors:

Jha B. Study of Field Enhancement by Spherical Voids in Gold Lattices by Using Three Dimensional Finite Difference Time Domain Simulations. [Masters Thesis]. South Dakota State University; 2014. Available from: http://openprairie.sdstate.edu/etd/1556

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