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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 21 — Oct. 8, 2012
  • pp: 23921–23926

Surface plasmons on zig-zag gratings

Thomas J. Constant, Tim S. Taphouse, Helen J. Rance, Stephen C. Kitson, Alastair P. Hibbins, and J. Roy Sambles  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 21, pp. 23921-23926 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.023921


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Abstract

Optical excitation of surface plasmons polaritons (SPPs) on a 'zig-zag diffraction grating' is explored. The fabricated silver grating consists of sub-wavelength grooves 'zig-zagged' along their length, providing a diffractive periodicity to visible radiation. SPPs propagating in the diffraction plane and scattered by an odd number of grating vectors are only excited by TE polarized radiation, whereas for TM polarized light, which also induces surface charge, SPP excitation is forbidden by the grating's broken-mirror symmetry.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: July 13, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 6, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 10, 2012
Published: October 3, 2012

Citation
Thomas J. Constant, Tim S. Taphouse, Helen J. Rance, Stephen C. Kitson, Alastair P. Hibbins, and J. Roy Sambles, "Surface plasmons on zig-zag gratings," Opt. Express 20, 23921-23926 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-21-23921


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