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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 2 — Jan. 17, 2011
  • pp: 748–756

Manipulating optical polarization by stereo plasmonic structure

J. Xu, T. Li, F. F. Lu, S. M. Wang, and S. N. Zhu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 2, pp. 748-756 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.000748


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Abstract

We theoretically study a particular plasmonic structure with stereo nanoholes array in metallic film, which has remarkable abilities to manipulate the optical polarizations at optical frequencies. The main property is that any linear polarization states including a complete 90° optical rotation can be obtained in transmission by proper structural design in combination of enhanced transmission efficiency. Together with the polarization change, surface plasmon propagation bounded on the surface of transmission side also can be modulated. Furthermore, an analytical Coupled Mode Method (CMM) is developed by introducing a frequency dependent coupling coefficient to describe such optical rotation property in stereo plasmonic systems.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: November 9, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 20, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 22, 2010
Published: January 5, 2011

Citation
J. Xu, T. Li, F. F. Lu, S. M. Wang, and S. N. Zhu, "Manipulating optical polarization by stereo plasmonic structure," Opt. Express 19, 748-756 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-2-748


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