We discover that nanoscale metal-dielectric-multilayers support a family of guided modes strongly confined within the bulk of the multilayer - the bulk plasmon modes. We verify existence of bulk plasmons by measuring their modal indices.
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I. Avrutsky, I. Salakhutdinov, J. Elser, and V. Podolskiy, " Guided Modes Supported by Nanoscale Metal-Dielectric Multilayers," in Photonic Metamaterials: From Random to Periodic, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper TuB8.
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