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Plasmon resonances of metal nanoparticles in an absorbing medium

Mishchenko, M., and J. M. Dugach (2019), Plasmon resonances of metal nanoparticles in an absorbing medium, OSA Continuum, 2, 3415-3421, doi:10.1364/OSAC.2.003415.

We study the behavior of plasmon resonances of metal nanospheres embedded in an absorbing medium. First-principles far-field computations based on the general Lorenz–Mie theory show that increasing absorption in the host medium broadens and suppresses plasmon resonances in the extinction and effective scattering efficiency factors and suppresses resonance features in the phase function. These effects of absorption are analogous to those on the morphology-dependent resonances of dielectric particles with large size parameters.

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