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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 1 — Mar. 25, 2004
  • pp: 6–12

Bragg Gratings Generated by Coupling of Surface Plasmons Induced on Metal N anoparticles

Seok-Ho Song, Hyong-Sik Won, Ki-Young Choi, Cha-Hwan Oh, Pill-Soo Kim, and Dong-Wook Shin  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of the Optical Society of Korea, Vol. 8, Issue 1, pp. 6-12 (2004)

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Diffraction Bragg gratings consisting of metal (silver) nanoparticles are generated inside a soda-lime glass substrate. After ion-exchanging and annealing processes in the glass, the silver nanoparticles are first formed with the particle diameters of 10 nm ∼ 30 nm. By interfering two CW laser beams at ∼ 60 <TEX>${\mu}{\textrm}{m}$</TEX> deep under the surface of the nanoparticles-dispersed glass, Bragg gratings with thickness of 15 <TEX>${\mu}{\textrm}{m}$</TEX> and period of 3.5 <TEX>${\mu}{\textrm}{m}$</TEX> are generated. Diffraction efficiency of the gratings formed by two TE-polarized beams is three times higher than that by two TM-polarized beams. From this polarization dependence, we have found that strong coupling of the surface plasmons induced on the metal particles may contribute dominantly to generate the diffraction grating.

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(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(240.5420) Optics at surfaces : Polaritons

Original Manuscript: February 24, 2004
Published: March 1, 2004

Seok-Ho Song, Hyong-Sik Won, Ki-Young Choi, Cha-Hwan Oh, Pill-Soo Kim, and Dong-Wook Shin, "Bragg Gratings Generated by Coupling of Surface Plasmons Induced on Metal N anoparticles," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 8, 6-12 (2004)

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