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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 17 — Aug. 20, 2007
  • pp: 10869–10877

General properties of slow-plasmon resonant nanostructures: nano-antennas and resonators

Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi and Thomas Søndergaard  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 17, pp. 10869-10877 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.010869


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Abstract

General properties of retardation-based resonances involving slow surface plasmon-polariton (SPP) modes supported by metal nanostructures are considered. Explicit relations for the dispersion of SPP modes propagating along thin metal strips embedded in dielectric and in narrow gaps between metal surfaces are obtained. Strip and gap subwavelength resonant structures are compared with respect to the achievable scattering and local-field enhancements lending thereby their distinction as nano-antennas and nano-resonators, respectively. It is shown that, in the limit of extremely thin strips and narrow gaps, both structures exhibit the same Q factor of the resonance which is primarily determined by the complex dielectric function of metal.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: June 29, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 3, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 3, 2007
Published: August 14, 2007

Citation
Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi and Thomas Søndergaard, "General properties of slow-plasmon resonant nanostructures: nano-antennas and resonators," Opt. Express 15, 10869-10877 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-17-10869


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