## A Source-Model Technique for analysis of wave guiding along chains of metallic nanowires in layered media |

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 25, pp. 25397-25411 (2011)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.025397

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### Abstract

A method for determining the modes that can be guided along infinite chains of metallic nanowires when they are embedded, as in most realistic set-ups, in layered media is presented. The method is based on a rigorous full-wave frequency-domain Source-Model Technique (SMT). The method allows efficient determination of the complex propagation constants and the surface-plasmon type modal fields. Sample results are presented for silver nanowires with circular and triangle-like cross-sections lying in an air-Si-glass layered structure.

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**OCIS Codes**

(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

(050.1755) Diffraction and gratings : Computational electromagnetic methods

(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

**ToC Category:**

Optics at Surfaces

**History**

Original Manuscript: August 15, 2011

Revised Manuscript: October 31, 2011

Manuscript Accepted: November 5, 2011

Published: November 28, 2011

**Citation**

Dana Szafranek and Yehuda Leviatan, "A Source-Model Technique for analysis of wave guiding along chains of metallic nanowires in layered media," Opt. Express **19**, 25397-25411 (2011)

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-25-25397

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