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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 26 — Dec. 22, 2008
  • pp: 22029–22038

Channeling light along a chain of near-field coupled gold nanoparticles near a metallic film

Gaëtan Lévêque and Romain Quidant  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 26, pp. 22029-22038 (2008)

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We study the propagation of light along a chain of 20-nm-spaced gold particles lying onto a silica substrate in which a metallic film can be incorporated. We first discuss, for a pure dielectric substrate, the specificities of the chain modes as compared to larger separation distances where far-field coupling dominates. We then show how the introduction of a buried metallic film allows a substantial increase in the propagation lengths. Finally, we discuss the crosstalk between two adjacent chains, with and without the buried metallic layer, for applications to ultra-compact interconnects.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: September 30, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 3, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 3, 2008
Published: December 19, 2008

Gaëtan Lévêque and Romain Quidant, "Channeling light along a chain of near-field coupled gold nanoparticles near a metallic film," Opt. Express 16, 22029-22038 (2008)

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