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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 10 — May. 9, 2011
  • pp: 9836–9847

Long-range channel plasmon polaritons in thin metal film V-grooves

Sangjun Lee and Sangin Kim  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 10, pp. 9836-9847 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.009836


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Abstract

We numerically investigate the propagation characteristics of guided modes in a thin metal film V-groove embedded in a dielectric medium, with a particular emphasis on long-ranging channel plasmon polaritons (LR-CPPs). The LR-CPP shows several orders of magnitude larger propagation length than the previously studied short-range channel plasmon polariton (SR-CPP). Moreover, the LR-CPP possesses a peculiar mode cutoff mechanism when surrounding dielectric media are asymmetric and this makes its propagation characteristics very sensitive to index change of the surrounding dielectric media.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(240.0310) Optics at surfaces : Thin films
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: February 18, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 4, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 1, 2011
Published: May 5, 2011

Citation
Sangjun Lee and Sangin Kim, "Long-range channel plasmon polaritons in thin metal film V-grooves," Opt. Express 19, 9836-9847 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-10-9836


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