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  • Editor: Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 20 — Sep. 29, 2008
  • pp: 15576–15583

Elongation of surface plasmon polariton propagation length without gain

G. Zhu, M. Mayy, M. Bahoura, B. A. Ritzo, H. V. Gavrilenko, V. I. Gavrilenko, and M. A. Noginov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 20, pp. 15576-15583 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.015576


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Abstract

We have demonstrated that an addition of highly concentrated rhodamine 6G chloride dye to the PMMA film adjacent to a silver film can cause 30% elongation of the propagation length of surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs). The possibility to elongate the SPP propagation length without optical gain opens a new technological dimension to low-loss nanoplasmonic and metamaterials.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(240.5420) Optics at surfaces : Polaritons
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: December 11, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 2, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 26, 2008
Published: September 18, 2008

Citation
G. Zhu, M. Mayy, M. Bahoura, B. A. Ritzo, H. V. Gavrilenko, V. I. Gavrilenko, and M. A. Noginov, "Elongation of surface plasmon polariton propagation length without gain," Opt. Express 16, 15576-15583 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-20-15576


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