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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 12 — Jun. 7, 2010
  • pp: 12482–12488

Large dynamic resonance transition between surface plasmon and localized surface plasmon modes

Zhen Tian, Abul K. Azad, Xinchao Lu, Jianqiang Gu, Jiaguang Han, Qirong Xing, Antoinette J. Taylor, John F. O’Hara, and Weili Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 12, pp. 12482-12488 (2010)

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We present resonant terahertz transmission in a composite plasmonic film comprised of an array of subwavelength metallic patches and semiconductor holes. A large dynamic transition between a dipolar localized surface plasmon mode and a surface plasmon resonance near 0.8 THz is observed under near infrared optical excitation. The reversal in transmission amplitude from a stop-band to a pass-band and up to π / 2 phase shift achieved in the composite plasmonic film make it promising in large dynamic phase modulation, optical changeover switching, and active terahertz plasmonics.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: April 28, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 18, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 19, 2010
Published: May 26, 2010

Zhen Tian, Abul K. Azad, Xinchao Lu, Jianqiang Gu, Jiaguang Han, Qirong Xing, Antoinette J. Taylor, John F. O’Hara, and Weili Zhang, "Large dynamic resonance transition between surface plasmon and localized surface plasmon modes," Opt. Express 18, 12482-12488 (2010)

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