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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 2 — Jan. 24, 2005
  • pp: 428–434

Direct observation of surface plasmon-polariton dispersion

Armando Giannattasio and William L. Barnes  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 2, pp. 428-434 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.000428


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Abstract

We describe a method to observe the directional emission of electromagnetic radiation produced by the radiative decay of surface plasmon-polaritons (SPPs) that allows the dispersion of the modes in k-space to be directly visualized. The method presented here opens up the possibility of characterizing the effect of a wide range of surface morphologies on SPP dispersion. As an example we show the formation of a stop-band for SPPs when the metal surface is modulated in the form of a diffraction grating.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(240.0310) Optics at surfaces : Thin films
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: December 14, 2004
Revised Manuscript: January 5, 2005
Published: January 24, 2005

Citation
Armando Giannattasio and William Barnes, "Direct observation of surface plasmon-polariton dispersion," Opt. Express 13, 428-434 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-2-428


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