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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 9 — May. 2, 2005
  • pp: 3303–3309

Near-field imaging of surface plasmon-polariton guiding in band gap structures at telecom wavelengths

Carsten Marquart, Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi, and Kristjan Leosson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 9, pp. 3303-3309 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.003303


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Abstract

Using a collection near-field microscope, we image interaction of surface plasmon-polaritons (SPPs) excited locally at telecom wavelengths with periodic triangular arrays of gold bumps placed on gold film surfaces. We observe the inhibition of SPP propagation into the arrays within a certain wavelength range depending on their period and orientation, i.e., the band gap (BG) effect, as well as the SPP propagation along bent channels cut through these arrays. Prospects and challenges in realization of compact and efficient SPPBG waveguiding structures are discussed.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(180.5810) Microscopy : Scanning microscopy
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

ToC Category:
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History
Original Manuscript: March 8, 2005
Revised Manuscript: April 15, 2005
Published: May 2, 2005

Citation
Carsten Marquart, Sergey Bozhevolnyi, and Kristjan Leosson, "Near-field imaging of surface plasmon-polariton guiding in band gap structures at telecom wavelengths," Opt. Express 13, 3303-3309 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-9-3303


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