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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2006
  • pp: 4107–4114

Adiabatic bends in surface plasmon polariton band gap structures

Ilya P. Radko, Thomas Søndergaard, and Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 9, pp. 4107-4114 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.004107


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Abstract

Propagation and interaction of surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) excited in the wavelength range 700–860 nm with periodic triangular arrays of gold bumps placed on gold film surfaces are investigated using a collection near-field microscope. We observe the inhibition of SPP propagation into the arrays within a certain wavelength range, i.e., the band gap (BG) effect. We demonstrate also the SPP propagation along a 30° bent channel obtained by an adiabatic rotation of the periodic array of scatterers. Numerical simulations using the Lippmann-Schwinger integral equation method are presented and found in reasonable agreement with the experimental results.

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OCIS Codes
(180.5810) Microscopy : Scanning microscopy
(230.7380) Optical devices : Waveguides, channeled
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: March 13, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 21, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 23, 2006
Published: May 1, 2006

Citation
Ilya P. Radko, Thomas Søndergaard, and Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi, "Adiabatic bends in surface plasmon polariton band gap structures," Opt. Express 14, 4107-4114 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-9-4107


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