Abstract

A motion-induced optical bistability is shown for a metal nanoparticle dimer that is plasmon coupled and bound with dispersion (colloidal) forces. The effect does not require any material nonlinearity.

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L. Novotny and C. Henkel, Opt. Lett. 33, 1029 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. N. Grigorenko, N. W. Roberts, M. R. Dickinson, and Y. Zhang, Nat. Photonics 2, 365 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007

A. S. Zelenina, R. Quidant, and M. Nieto-Vesperinas, Opt. Lett. 32, 1156 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. R. Sidorov, Y. Zhang, A. N. Grigorenko, and M. R. Dickinson, Opt. Commun. 278, 439 (2007).
[CrossRef]

S. V. Perminov, V. P. Drachev, and S. G. Rautian, Opt. Express 15, 8639 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. V. Perminov, V. P. Drachev, and S. G. Rautian, Proc. SPIE 6613, 66130J (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006

A. S. Zelenina, R. Quidant, G. Badenes, and M. Nieto-Vesperinas, Opt. Lett. 31, 2054 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Svedberg, Z. Li, H. Xu, and M. Käll, Nano Lett. 6, 2639 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. K. Buin, P. F. de Chatel, H. Nakotte, V. P. Drachev, and V. M. Shalaev, Phys. Rev. B 73, 035438 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2004

V. P. Drachev, A. K. Buin, H. Nakotte, and V. M. Shalaev, Nano Lett. 4, 1535 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003

S. V. Perminov, S. G. Rautian, and V. P. Safonov, Opt. Spectrosc. 95, 416 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002

H. Xu and M. Käll, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 246802 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. P. Drachev, S. V. Perminov, S. G. Rautian, V. P. Safonov, and E. N. Khaliullin, JETP 94, 901 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2000

Y.-K. Yoon, R. S. Bennink, R. W. Boyd, and J. E. Sipe, Opt. Commun. 179, 577 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999

K. Okamoto and S. Kawata, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 4534 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1997

L. Novotny, R. X. Bian, and X. S. Xie, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 645 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1994

F. Claro and R. Rojas, Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 2743 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1956

E. M. Lifshitz, Sov. Phys. JETP 2, 73 (1956).

1948

H. B. G. Casimir and D. Polder, Phys. Rev. 73, 360 (1948).
[CrossRef]

1937

H. C. Hamaker, Physica (Amsterdam) 4, 1058 (1937).
[CrossRef]

Badenes, G.

Bennink, R. S.

Y.-K. Yoon, R. S. Bennink, R. W. Boyd, and J. E. Sipe, Opt. Commun. 179, 577 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Bian, R. X.

L. Novotny, R. X. Bian, and X. S. Xie, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 645 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Boyd, R. W.

Y.-K. Yoon, R. S. Bennink, R. W. Boyd, and J. E. Sipe, Opt. Commun. 179, 577 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Buin, A. K.

A. K. Buin, P. F. de Chatel, H. Nakotte, V. P. Drachev, and V. M. Shalaev, Phys. Rev. B 73, 035438 (2006).
[CrossRef]

V. P. Drachev, A. K. Buin, H. Nakotte, and V. M. Shalaev, Nano Lett. 4, 1535 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Casimir, H. B.

H. B. G. Casimir and D. Polder, Phys. Rev. 73, 360 (1948).
[CrossRef]

Claro, F.

F. Claro and R. Rojas, Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 2743 (1994).
[CrossRef]

de Chatel, P. F.

A. K. Buin, P. F. de Chatel, H. Nakotte, V. P. Drachev, and V. M. Shalaev, Phys. Rev. B 73, 035438 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Dickinson, M. R.

A. N. Grigorenko, N. W. Roberts, M. R. Dickinson, and Y. Zhang, Nat. Photonics 2, 365 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. R. Sidorov, Y. Zhang, A. N. Grigorenko, and M. R. Dickinson, Opt. Commun. 278, 439 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Drachev, V. P.

S. V. Perminov, V. P. Drachev, and S. G. Rautian, Opt. Express 15, 8639 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. V. Perminov, V. P. Drachev, and S. G. Rautian, Proc. SPIE 6613, 66130J (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. K. Buin, P. F. de Chatel, H. Nakotte, V. P. Drachev, and V. M. Shalaev, Phys. Rev. B 73, 035438 (2006).
[CrossRef]

V. P. Drachev, A. K. Buin, H. Nakotte, and V. M. Shalaev, Nano Lett. 4, 1535 (2004).
[CrossRef]

V. P. Drachev, S. V. Perminov, S. G. Rautian, V. P. Safonov, and E. N. Khaliullin, JETP 94, 901 (2002).
[CrossRef]

V. P. Drachev, S. V. Perminov, S. G. Rautian, and V. P. Safonov, in Optical Properties of Nanostructured Random Media, Vol. 82 of Topics in Applied Physics, V.Shalaev, ed. (Springer, 2002), p. 113.
[CrossRef]

Grigorenko, A. N.

A. N. Grigorenko, N. W. Roberts, M. R. Dickinson, and Y. Zhang, Nat. Photonics 2, 365 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. R. Sidorov, Y. Zhang, A. N. Grigorenko, and M. R. Dickinson, Opt. Commun. 278, 439 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Hamaker, H. C.

H. C. Hamaker, Physica (Amsterdam) 4, 1058 (1937).
[CrossRef]

Henkel, C.

Israelachvili, J. N.

J. N. Israelachvili, Intermolecular and Surface Forces (Academic, 1992).

Käll, M.

F. Svedberg, Z. Li, H. Xu, and M. Käll, Nano Lett. 6, 2639 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Xu and M. Käll, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 246802 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kawata, S.

K. Okamoto and S. Kawata, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 4534 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Khaliullin, E. N.

V. P. Drachev, S. V. Perminov, S. G. Rautian, V. P. Safonov, and E. N. Khaliullin, JETP 94, 901 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Li, Z.

F. Svedberg, Z. Li, H. Xu, and M. Käll, Nano Lett. 6, 2639 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lifshitz, E. M.

E. M. Lifshitz, Sov. Phys. JETP 2, 73 (1956).

Nakotte, H.

A. K. Buin, P. F. de Chatel, H. Nakotte, V. P. Drachev, and V. M. Shalaev, Phys. Rev. B 73, 035438 (2006).
[CrossRef]

V. P. Drachev, A. K. Buin, H. Nakotte, and V. M. Shalaev, Nano Lett. 4, 1535 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Nieto-Vesperinas, M.

Novotny, L.

L. Novotny and C. Henkel, Opt. Lett. 33, 1029 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. Novotny, R. X. Bian, and X. S. Xie, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 645 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Okamoto, K.

K. Okamoto and S. Kawata, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 4534 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Perminov, S. V.

S. V. Perminov, V. P. Drachev, and S. G. Rautian, Opt. Express 15, 8639 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. V. Perminov, V. P. Drachev, and S. G. Rautian, Proc. SPIE 6613, 66130J (2007).
[CrossRef]

S. V. Perminov, S. G. Rautian, and V. P. Safonov, Opt. Spectrosc. 95, 416 (2003).
[CrossRef]

V. P. Drachev, S. V. Perminov, S. G. Rautian, V. P. Safonov, and E. N. Khaliullin, JETP 94, 901 (2002).
[CrossRef]

V. P. Drachev, S. V. Perminov, S. G. Rautian, and V. P. Safonov, in Optical Properties of Nanostructured Random Media, Vol. 82 of Topics in Applied Physics, V.Shalaev, ed. (Springer, 2002), p. 113.
[CrossRef]

Polder, D.

H. B. G. Casimir and D. Polder, Phys. Rev. 73, 360 (1948).
[CrossRef]

Quidant, R.

Rautian, S. G.

S. V. Perminov, V. P. Drachev, and S. G. Rautian, Proc. SPIE 6613, 66130J (2007).
[CrossRef]

S. V. Perminov, V. P. Drachev, and S. G. Rautian, Opt. Express 15, 8639 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. V. Perminov, S. G. Rautian, and V. P. Safonov, Opt. Spectrosc. 95, 416 (2003).
[CrossRef]

V. P. Drachev, S. V. Perminov, S. G. Rautian, V. P. Safonov, and E. N. Khaliullin, JETP 94, 901 (2002).
[CrossRef]

V. P. Drachev, S. V. Perminov, S. G. Rautian, and V. P. Safonov, in Optical Properties of Nanostructured Random Media, Vol. 82 of Topics in Applied Physics, V.Shalaev, ed. (Springer, 2002), p. 113.
[CrossRef]

Roberts, N. W.

A. N. Grigorenko, N. W. Roberts, M. R. Dickinson, and Y. Zhang, Nat. Photonics 2, 365 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Rojas, R.

F. Claro and R. Rojas, Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 2743 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Safonov, V. P.

S. V. Perminov, S. G. Rautian, and V. P. Safonov, Opt. Spectrosc. 95, 416 (2003).
[CrossRef]

V. P. Drachev, S. V. Perminov, S. G. Rautian, V. P. Safonov, and E. N. Khaliullin, JETP 94, 901 (2002).
[CrossRef]

V. P. Drachev, S. V. Perminov, S. G. Rautian, and V. P. Safonov, in Optical Properties of Nanostructured Random Media, Vol. 82 of Topics in Applied Physics, V.Shalaev, ed. (Springer, 2002), p. 113.
[CrossRef]

Shalaev, V. M.

A. K. Buin, P. F. de Chatel, H. Nakotte, V. P. Drachev, and V. M. Shalaev, Phys. Rev. B 73, 035438 (2006).
[CrossRef]

V. P. Drachev, A. K. Buin, H. Nakotte, and V. M. Shalaev, Nano Lett. 4, 1535 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Sidorov, A. R.

A. R. Sidorov, Y. Zhang, A. N. Grigorenko, and M. R. Dickinson, Opt. Commun. 278, 439 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Sipe, J. E.

Y.-K. Yoon, R. S. Bennink, R. W. Boyd, and J. E. Sipe, Opt. Commun. 179, 577 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Svedberg, F.

F. Svedberg, Z. Li, H. Xu, and M. Käll, Nano Lett. 6, 2639 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Xie, X. S.

L. Novotny, R. X. Bian, and X. S. Xie, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 645 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Xu, H.

F. Svedberg, Z. Li, H. Xu, and M. Käll, Nano Lett. 6, 2639 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Xu and M. Käll, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 246802 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yoon, Y.-K.

Y.-K. Yoon, R. S. Bennink, R. W. Boyd, and J. E. Sipe, Opt. Commun. 179, 577 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Zelenina, A. S.

Zhang, Y.

A. N. Grigorenko, N. W. Roberts, M. R. Dickinson, and Y. Zhang, Nat. Photonics 2, 365 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. R. Sidorov, Y. Zhang, A. N. Grigorenko, and M. R. Dickinson, Opt. Commun. 278, 439 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

F. Claro and R. Rojas, Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 2743 (1994).
[CrossRef]

JETP

V. P. Drachev, S. V. Perminov, S. G. Rautian, V. P. Safonov, and E. N. Khaliullin, JETP 94, 901 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Nano Lett.

F. Svedberg, Z. Li, H. Xu, and M. Käll, Nano Lett. 6, 2639 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. P. Drachev, A. K. Buin, H. Nakotte, and V. M. Shalaev, Nano Lett. 4, 1535 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Nat. Photonics

A. N. Grigorenko, N. W. Roberts, M. R. Dickinson, and Y. Zhang, Nat. Photonics 2, 365 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun.

A. R. Sidorov, Y. Zhang, A. N. Grigorenko, and M. R. Dickinson, Opt. Commun. 278, 439 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Y.-K. Yoon, R. S. Bennink, R. W. Boyd, and J. E. Sipe, Opt. Commun. 179, 577 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Opt. Spectrosc.

S. V. Perminov, S. G. Rautian, and V. P. Safonov, Opt. Spectrosc. 95, 416 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev.

H. B. G. Casimir and D. Polder, Phys. Rev. 73, 360 (1948).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. B

A. K. Buin, P. F. de Chatel, H. Nakotte, V. P. Drachev, and V. M. Shalaev, Phys. Rev. B 73, 035438 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett.

H. Xu and M. Käll, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 246802 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. Novotny, R. X. Bian, and X. S. Xie, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 645 (1997).
[CrossRef]

K. Okamoto and S. Kawata, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 4534 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Physica (Amsterdam)

H. C. Hamaker, Physica (Amsterdam) 4, 1058 (1937).
[CrossRef]

Proc. SPIE

S. V. Perminov, V. P. Drachev, and S. G. Rautian, Proc. SPIE 6613, 66130J (2007).
[CrossRef]

Sov. Phys. JETP

E. M. Lifshitz, Sov. Phys. JETP 2, 73 (1956).

Other

J. N. Israelachvili, Intermolecular and Surface Forces (Academic, 1992).

V. P. Drachev, S. V. Perminov, S. G. Rautian, and V. P. Safonov, in Optical Properties of Nanostructured Random Media, Vol. 82 of Topics in Applied Physics, V.Shalaev, ed. (Springer, 2002), p. 113.
[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Geometry of the aggregate considered in this work and (b) the linear absorption spectrum.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Pulse-averaged normalized nonlinear absorption of the two-particle aggregate versus the light frequency.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Total potential energy versus the distance r between the particles. The curve 5 corresponds to U 0 ( r ) .

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Roots of Eq. (6). The incident intensity I 0 is I ̃ 30 , I ̃ 10 , I ̃ 3 , I ̃ for curves 1–4, respectively. The circles present the numeric solutions of Eq. (2) at t .

Equations (7)

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d i = α ε h [ E 0 ( r i ) + 3 n ( n d j ) ϕ d j ψ ε h r 3 ] ,
i , j = 1 , 2 , r r i r j , r r , n = r r ,
m i r ̈ i + γ r ̇ i = ( r i ) [ U EM ( r 1 , r 2 ) + U 0 ( r 1 , r 2 ) ] ,
U EM = i = 1 2 Re [ ( d i E 0 * ( r i ) ) ε h α E 0 ( r i ) 2 ] ,
U 0 = U ( 1 2 ξ 2 3 ξ ) , ξ = ( Δ a ) , Δ = r 2 a ,
U tot ( r ) U EM ( r ) + U 0 ( r ) = ε h a 3 E 0 2 Re ( 4 r 3 ϰ 2 ϰ a 3 r 3 + 2 ϰ ) + U 13 a 2 6 r a 2 ( r 2 a ) 2 ,
( r ) U tot ( r ) = 0 .

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