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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 18 — Sep. 3, 2007
  • pp: 11321–11327

Young’s interference of double metallic nanoslit with different widths

Haofei Shi, Xiangang Luo, and Chunlei Du  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 18, pp. 11321-11327 (2007)

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A type of metallic double nanoslit with different widths is proposed to investigate Young’s interference mediated by surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs). Numerical calculations show that the Young’s interference order could be shifted readily by adjusting the width difference between two slits. Further calculations indicate that the interference order shift related to the additional phase retardation is caused by the distinct surface plasmon mode in two slits. Since the surface plasmon mode in a nanoslit is extremely sensitive to the incident wavelength, it suggests a potential way of ultrahigh resolution spectral analysis via measuring the shift of Young’s interference.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: July 10, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 14, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 14, 2007
Published: August 22, 2007

Haofei Shi, Xiangang Luo, and Chunlei Du, "Young’s interference of double metallic nanoslit with different widths," Opt. Express 15, 11321-11327 (2007)

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