Modelling the optical characteristics of cylindrical and rough nanowires with silver nanoparticles
The optical spectra of structures with Ag nanoparticles between rough and cylindrical nanowires are calculated. The simulation was carried out using the finite-difference time-domain method (FDTD). As a source of radiation, a plane wave with the range of wavelengths 300–1000 nm is used. It is shown that with an increase in the root mean square (RMS) roughness of rough nanowires, the absorption coefficient decreases in the range of 500–750 nm due to an increase in the reflection effect. When silver nanoparticles are added, peaks appear at the wavelength of 840 nm (for cylindrical nanowires) and 900 nm (for rough nanowires), which indicates the manifestation of the surface plasmon resonance effect. It is shown that the electric field strength in a system with rough nanowires is higher than in a system with cylindrical nanowires.