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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 25 — Dec. 16, 2013
  • pp: 30918–30931

Optical properties of biaxial nanopatterned gold plasmonic nanowired grid polarizer

Lars Martin Sandvik Aas, Morten Kildemo, Christian Martella, Maria Caterina Giordano, Daniele Chiappe, and Francesco Buatier de Mongeot  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 25, pp. 30918-30931 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.030918


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Abstract

Gold nanoparticles deposited on self-organized nano-ripple quartz substrates have been studied by spectroscopic Mueller matrix ellipsometry. The surface was found to have biaxial anisotropic optical properties. For electric field components normal to the ripples the periodic and disconnected nature of the in plane nanowires gives rise to an optical response dominated by the localized plasmon resonance. In the direction parallel to the ripples the gold nanoparticles are aligned closely leading to localized plasmon resonances in the infrared. As Au was deposited at an angle oblique to the surface normal, the gold nanoparticles were formed on the side of the ripples facing the incoming evaporation flux. This makes the gold particles slightly inclined, correspondingly the principal coordinate system of the biaxial dielectric tensor results tilted. The anisotropic plasmonic optical response results in a strong polarizing effect, making it suitable as a plasmonic nanowired grid polarizer.

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OCIS Codes
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(260.2130) Physical optics : Ellipsometry and polarimetry
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Plasmonics

History
Original Manuscript: September 13, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 18, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 18, 2013
Published: December 9, 2013

Citation
Lars Martin Sandvik Aas, Morten Kildemo, Christian Martella, Maria Caterina Giordano, Daniele Chiappe, and Francesco Buatier de Mongeot, "Optical properties of biaxial nanopatterned gold plasmonic nanowired grid polarizer," Opt. Express 21, 30918-30931 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-25-30918


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