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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 1 — Jan. 14, 2013
  • pp: 1121–1127

Self-focusing of femtosecond surface plasmon polaritons

Andreas Pusch, Ilya V. Shadrivov, Ortwin Hess, and Yuri S. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 1, pp. 1121-1127 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.001121


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Abstract

We study the propagation of femtosecond pulses in nonlinear metal-dielectric plasmonic waveguiding structures by employing the finite-difference time-domain numerical method. Self-focusing of plasmon pulses is observed for defocusing Kerr-like nonlinearity of the dielectric medium due to normal dispersion. We compare the nonlinear propagation of plasmon pulses along a single metal-dielectric interface with the propagation within a metal-dielectric-metal slot waveguide and observe that nonlinear effects are more pronounced for the single surface where longer propagation length may compensate for lower field confinement.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4350) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics at surfaces
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 11, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 12, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 13, 2012
Published: January 10, 2013

Citation
Andreas Pusch, Ilya V. Shadrivov, Ortwin Hess, and Yuri S. Kivshar, "Self-focusing of femtosecond surface plasmon polaritons," Opt. Express 21, 1121-1127 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-1-1121


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