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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 29 — Oct. 10, 2012
  • pp: 6968–6973

Focusing of electromagnetic fields in high-Q hybrid wedge plasmon polariton microresonator

Qijing Lu, Fangjie Shu, Daru Chen, Genzhu Wu, and Pei Zhou  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 29, pp. 6968-6973 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.51.006968


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Abstract

We theoretically propose a hybrid microresonator consisting of a metallic wedge ring and a silica ring and investigate the existing whispering-gallery-like hybrid wedge plasmon polariton modes. These tightly confined hybrid plasmon modes are found to possess ultrasmall mode volumes while maintaining relatively high quality factors simultaneously at room temperature; that is, high values of Q/V are obtained. For example, a Purcell factor of 70 is achieved at the telecommunication wavelength of 1550 nm. This plasmon microresonator shows great potential in low-threshold plasmonic microlasers and cavity quantum electrodynamics.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: June 26, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 15, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 2, 2012
Published: October 5, 2012

Citation
Qijing Lu, Fangjie Shu, Daru Chen, Genzhu Wu, and Pei Zhou, "Focusing of electromagnetic fields in high-Q hybrid wedge plasmon polariton microresonator," Appl. Opt. 51, 6968-6973 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-51-29-6968


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