Universal scaling of plasmon coupling in metal nanostructures: Checking the validity for higher plasmonic modes using second harmonic generation
The universal scaling of plasmon coupling in metallic nanostructures is now a well-established feature. However, if the interaction between dipolar plasmon modes has been intensively studied, this is not the case of the coupling between higher order ones. Using Mie theory extended to second harmonic generation, we investigate the coupling between quadrupolar plasmon modes in metallic nanoshells. Like in the case of dipolar plasmon modes, a universal scaling behavior is observed in agreement with the plasmon hybridization model.