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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 12 — Jun. 7, 2010
  • pp: 12213–12225

Negative index modes in surface plasmon waveguides: a study of the relations between lossless and lossy cases

Yuan Zhang, Xuejin Zhang, Ting Mei, and Michael Fiddy  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 12, pp. 12213-12225 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.012213


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Abstract

Surface plasmon modes in structures of metal-insulator-metal (MIM), insulator-insulator-metal (IIM) and insulator-metal-insulator (IMI) are studied theoretically for both lossless and lossy cases. Causality dictates which solutions of Maxwell’s equations we accept for these structures. We find that for both lossless and lossy cases, the negative index modes and positive index modes are independent and should be treated separately. For the lossless case, our results differ from some published papers. By studying in detail the lossy case, we demonstrate how the curves should look like.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(350.3618) Other areas of optics : Left-handed materials
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: November 23, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 18, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 18, 2010
Published: May 25, 2010

Citation
Yuan Zhang, Xuejin Zhang, Ting Mei, and Michael Fiddy, "Negative index modes in surface plasmon waveguides: a study of the relations between lossless and lossy cases," Opt. Express 18, 12213-12225 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-12-12213


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