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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2012
  • pp: 294–299

Fabry–Perot plasmonic structures for nanophotonics

Vladimir I. Belotelov, Andrey N. Kalish, Anatoly K. Zvezdin, Achanta Venu Gopal, and Arvind S. Vengurlekar  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 3, pp. 294-299 (2012)

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It is demonstrated that the presence of the metal on the walls of dielectric grating slits opens new possibilities for tailoring optical properties of metal–dielectric plasmonic gratings. In particular, a new kind of metal-thickness-sensitive resonances appear due to the excitation of the Fabry–Perot plasmonic modes in the horizontal cavity formed inside the slits by vertical metalized walls. It makes the considered plasmonic structures of great interest for applications where the concentration of the electromagnetic energy is vital. Moreover, transmission peaks related to the Fabry–Perot modes inside the slits etched in the dielectric part exhibit significant enhancement and blueshift as the thickness of the metal on the slit walls increases.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2230) Diffraction and gratings : Fabry-Perot
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: September 22, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 28, 2011
Published: February 10, 2012

Vladimir I. Belotelov, Andrey N. Kalish, Anatoly K. Zvezdin, Achanta Venu Gopal, and Arvind S. Vengurlekar, "Fabry–Perot plasmonic structures for nanophotonics," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 294-299 (2012)

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