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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 5 — Feb. 28, 2011
  • pp: 3902–3907

Plasmonic resonance of whispering gallery modes in an Au cylinder

Xining Zhang, Zhe Ma, Huakang Yu, Xin Guo, Yaoguang Ma, and Limin Tong  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 5, pp. 3902-3907 (2011)

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We demonstrate whispering gallery (WG) resonance of surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) in a 2-dimensional confined Au cylinder by self interference. Despite the leakage of SPPs along the axis of the cylinder, Q factors of 375 are obtained in a cylinder with diameter of 30 μm. The coupling-angle-dependence of the WG resonance is also investigated. Our results open opportunities for a new category of plasmonic cavities with 2-dimensional confinement, and this may be applied to a variety of simple and natural metallic micro or nanostructures.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3900) Materials : Metals
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(140.3945) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavities
(130.3990) Integrated optics : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: November 30, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 27, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 28, 2011
Published: February 14, 2011

Xining Zhang, Zhe Ma, Huakang Yu, Xin Guo, Yaoguang Ma, and Limin Tong, "Plasmonic resonance of whispering gallery modes in an Au cylinder," Opt. Express 19, 3902-3907 (2011)

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