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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 24 — Nov. 22, 2010
  • pp: 25052–25060

Rabi splitting induced by a metamaterial plasmon cavity

Liwei Zhang, Yewen Zhang, Yuhuan Zhao, Jiwei Zhai, and Lixin Li  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 24, pp. 25052-25060 (2010)

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We studied the surface plasmon resonance properties of transverse electric (TE) wave in a μ-negative (MNG) material/dielectric /μ-negative (MNG) material waveguide with a finite length which works as a subwavelength cavity. The wavelength of the surface plasmon becomes shorter when decrease the thickness of the dielectric core and decrease the plasma frequency of MNG material. The resonance in this cavity can be understood as a Fabry-Perot resonance caused by the reflection of the TE guided mode at the entrance and the exit surfaces. The electromagnetic fields and power flow are concentrated around the dielectric core at the resonant frequency, the magnetic field is maximized at the dielectric core entrance and exit. When a subwavelength magnetic resonator is put at the core entrance and the resonance frequency is tuned to the plasmon cavity mode, Rabi splitting and Rabi oscillation can appear because of the strong coupling between this resonator and the cavity mode.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

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Original Manuscript: September 17, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 28, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 29, 2010
Published: November 16, 2010

Liwei Zhang, Yewen Zhang, Yuhuan Zhao, Jiwei Zhai, and Lixin Li, "Rabi splitting induced by a metamaterial plasmon cavity," Opt. Express 18, 25052-25060 (2010)

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