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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 7 — Mar. 26, 2012
  • pp: 7685–7693

Collective behavior of impedance matched plasmonic nanocavities

A. Polyakov, M. Zolotorev, P. J. Schuck, and H. A. Padmore  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 7, pp. 7685-7693 (2012)

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Nanometer sized cavities arranged as a subwavelength metallic grating can provide omni-directional and complete absorption of light. We present an explanation of this extraordinary phenomenon as a collective resonant response of a system based on a surface impedance model. This model gives a straightforward way to design systems for optimum light trapping performance and as well gives fundamental insights into the interaction of light with metals at the nanoscale.

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OCIS Codes
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics
(240.5440) Optics at surfaces : Polarization-selective devices

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: November 14, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 22, 2012
Published: March 20, 2012

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A. Polyakov, M. Zolotorev, P. J. Schuck, and H. A. Padmore, "Collective behavior of impedance matched plasmonic nanocavities," Opt. Express 20, 7685-7693 (2012)

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