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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 25 — Dec. 11, 2006
  • pp: 12409–12418

Extended long range plasmon waves in finite thickness metal film and layered dielectric materials

Junpeng Guo and Ronen Adato  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 25, pp. 12409-12418 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.012409


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Abstract

In this paper, we show that the propagation distance of the long range plasmon wave mode guided by a finite thickness gold metal film can be extended several orders of magnitude longer if we place intermediate dielectric layers on both sides of the metal film and choose the layer thickness properly. The propagation distance goes to infinite if the intermediate layer thickness approaches a critical thickness.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: September 7, 2006
Revised Manuscript: November 3, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 17, 2006
Published: December 11, 2006

Citation
Junpeng Guo and Ronen Adato, "Extended long range plasmon waves in finite thickness metal film and layered dielectric materials," Opt. Express 14, 12409-12418 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-25-12409


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