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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 21 — Oct. 13, 2008
  • pp: 16903–16915

Resonant tunneling of surface plasmon polariton in the plasmonic nano-cavity

Junghyun Park, Hwi Kim, Il-Min Lee, Seyoon Kim, Jaehoon Jung, and Byoungho Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 21, pp. 16903-16915 (2008)

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We investigate the reflection and transmission characteristics of the low-dielectric constant cut off barrier in the metal-insulator-metal (MIM) waveguide and propose a novel plasmonic nano-cavity made of two cut off barriers and the waveguide between them. It is shown that the anti-symmetric mode in the MIM waveguide with the core of the low dielectric constant below the specific value cannot be supported and this region can be regarded as a cut off barrier with high stability. The phase shift due to the reflection at the finite-length cut off barrier is calculated and the design scheme of the cavity length for the resonant tunneling is presented. The transmission spectra through the proposed nano-cavity are also discussed.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(140.3948) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavity devices

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: August 18, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 3, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 4, 2008
Published: October 8, 2008

Junghyun Park, Hwi Kim, Il-Min Lee, Seyoon Kim, Jaehoon Jung, and Byoungho Lee, "Resonant tunneling of surface plasmon polariton in the plasmonic nano-cavity," Opt. Express 16, 16903-16915 (2008)

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