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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 1 — Jan. 3, 2011
  • pp: 224–229

Manipulation of surface plasmon polaritons by phase modulation of incident light

G. H. Yuan, X.-C. Yuan, J. Bu, P. S. Tan, and Q. Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 1, pp. 224-229 (2011)

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Manipulation of surface plasmon polaritons (SPP) by phase modulation of incident light beams is proposed with analytical and numerical verifications when an optical vortex (OV) beam is employed as an example. Fundamental functionalities of a plasmonic chip such as in-plane focusing, coupling and multiplexing of SPP by sequentially varying the topological charge of OV beam are demonstrated. Complementary to the manually-controlled optical-path-different technique reported in literature, the proposed method reveals a direct phase transform from OV beam to SPP with dynamic and reconfigurable advantages.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: August 16, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 7, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 19, 2010
Published: December 22, 2010

G. H. Yuan, X.-C. Yuan, J. Bu, P. S. Tan, and Q. Wang, "Manipulation of surface plasmon polaritons by phase modulation of incident light," Opt. Express 19, 224-229 (2011)

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