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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 3 — Jan. 30, 2012
  • pp: 2733–2739

Subwavelength plasmonic kinks in arrays of metallic nanoparticles

Roman E. Noskov, Pavel A. Belov, and Yuri S. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 3, pp. 2733-2739 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.002733


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Abstract

We analyze nonlinear effects in optically driven arrays of nonlinear metallic nanoparticles. We demonstrate that such plasmonic systems are characterized by a bistable response, and they can support the propagation of dissipative switching waves (or plasmonic kinks) connecting the states with different polarization. We study numerically the properties of such plasmonic kinks which are characterized by a subwavelength extent and a tunable velocity.

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OCIS Codes
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons
(250.6715) Optoelectronics : Switching

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 2, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 25, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 2, 2011
Published: January 23, 2012

Citation
Roman E. Noskov, Pavel A. Belov, and Yuri S. Kivshar, "Subwavelength plasmonic kinks in arrays of metallic nanoparticles," Opt. Express 20, 2733-2739 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-3-2733


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