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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 25 — Dec. 5, 2011
  • pp: 25206–25221

Evolution of modes in a metal-coated nano-fiber

Junfeng Song, Remo Proietti Zaccaria, Guancai Dong, Enzo Di Fabrizio, M. B. Yu, and G. Q. Lo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 25, pp. 25206-25221 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.025206


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Abstract

We report on the evolution of modes in cylindrical metal/dielectric systems. The transition between surface plasmon polaritons and localized modes is documented in terms of the real and imaginary parts of the effective refractive index as a function of geometric and optical parameters. We show the evolution process of SPP and localized modes. New phenomena of coupling between SPP and core-like modes, and of mode gap and super-long surface plasmon polaritons are found and discussed. We conclude that both superluminal light and slow light can be solutions of metallically coated dielectric fibers.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: August 18, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 22, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 25, 2011
Published: November 23, 2011

Citation
Junfeng Song, Remo Proietti Zaccaria, Guancai Dong, Enzo Di Fabrizio, M. B. Yu, and G. Q. Lo, "Evolution of modes in a metal-coated nano-fiber," Opt. Express 19, 25206-25221 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-25-25206


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