Hybridization and the origin of Fano resonances in symmetric nanoparticle trimers

Ben Hopkins, Dmitry S. Filonov, Stanislav B. Glybovski, Andrey E. Miroshnichenko

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We study the light scattering by plasmonic and dielectric symmetric trimers to investigate the existence of polarization-independent Fano resonances. Plasmonic hybridization theory is revealed to hide simple physics, and we instead provide a simplified model for hybridization to derive a plasmonic trimer's eigenmodes analytically. This approach is demonstrated to accurately recreate full wave simulations of plasmonic trimers and their Fano resonances. We are subsequently able to deduce the grounds for modal interference in plasmonic trimers and the related formation of Fano resonances. However, by generalizing our simplified hybridization approach, we are also able to investigate the eigenmodes of all-dielectric trimers. We show that bianisotropic coupling channels between high-index dielectric nanoparticles are able to increase the capacity for Fano resonances, even at normal incidence. We finally provide the first experimental measurements of sharp, polarization-independent Fano resonances from a symmetric all-dielectric trimer, with very good agreement with the predicted response from our simplified hybridization theory.

Original languageEnglish
Article number045433
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 27 Jul 2015
Externally publishedYes


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