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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 23 — Nov. 9, 2009
  • pp: 20900–20910

Hybridized nanocavities as single-polarized plasmonic antennas

Ahmet Ali Yanik, Ronen Adato, Shyamsunder Erramilli, and Hatice Altug  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 23, pp. 20900-20910 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.020900


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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate that hybridized nanocavities in optically thick metal films radiate in coherence, and act as an efficient single-polarized plasmonic nano-antenna array. We employ propagating and localized plasmons to enhance polarization control along one axis, with total suppression of the perpendicular polarization component. The relationship between the near-field and far-field radiation is established through a quasi-static model connecting the individual nano-antenna behavior to the phenomenon of extraordinary light transmission. Hybridized nanocavity antennas, with length scales below the conventional diffraction limit, present opportunities for potential applications in photovoltaics, optoelectronic devices and optical sensors.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics
(240.5440) Optics at surfaces : Polarization-selective devices

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: August 7, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 14, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 18, 2009
Published: October 30, 2009

Citation
Ahmet Ali Yanik, Ronen Adato, Shyamsunder Erramilli, and Hatice Altug, "Hybridized nanocavities as single-polarized
plasmonic antennas," Opt. Express 17, 20900-20910 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-23-20900


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