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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 24 — Nov. 21, 2011
  • pp: 23698–23705

Characterization of the surface plasmon polariton band gap in an Ag/SiO2/Ag T-shaped periodical structure

Cheng-Wen Cheng, Mohammed Nadhim Abbas, Min-Hsiung Shih, and Yia-Chung Chang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 24, pp. 23698-23705 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.023698


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Abstract

In this study, the localized surface plasmon polariton (LSPP) band gap of an Ag/SiO2/Ag asymmetric T-shaped periodical structure is demonstrated and characterized. The Ag/SiO2/Ag asymmetric T-shaped periodical structure was designed and fabricated to exhibit the LSPP modes in an infrared wavelength regime, and its band gap can be manipulated through the structural geometry. The LSPP band gap was observed experimentally with the absorbance spectra and its angle dependence characterized with different incident angles. Such a T-shaped structure with a LSPP band gap can be widely exploited in various applications, such as emitters and sensors.

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OCIS Codes
(260.3060) Physical optics : Infrared
(160.5293) Materials : Photonic bandgap materials
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: September 7, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 14, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 14, 2011
Published: November 7, 2011

Citation
Cheng-Wen Cheng, Mohammed Nadhim Abbas, Min-Hsiung Shih, and Yia-Chung Chang, "Characterization of the surface plasmon polariton band gap in an Ag/SiO2/Ag T-shaped periodical structure," Opt. Express 19, 23698-23705 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-24-23698


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