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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 9 — Apr. 23, 2012
  • pp: 9493–9500

Excitation control of long-range surface plasmons by two incident beams

Masashi Miyata and Junichi Takahara  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 9, pp. 9493-9500 (2012)

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We demonstrate the excitation control of long-range surface plasmon polaritons (LRSPs) by experiments and simulations. We find that LRSPs and short-range surface plasmon polaritons can be selectively excited by two incident beams. This mechanism enables us to realize the excitation control of LRSPs using the phase difference or the intensity ratio between the two input signals. The excitation method analyzed here can be applied to active plasmonic devices based on LRSPs.

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OCIS Codes
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: March 6, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 2, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 3, 2012
Published: April 10, 2012

Masashi Miyata and Junichi Takahara, "Excitation control of long-range surface plasmons by two incident beams," Opt. Express 20, 9493-9500 (2012)

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