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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 25 — Dec. 16, 2013
  • pp: 31155–31165

High-order modes of spoof surface plasmonic wave transmission on thin metal film structure

Xiaoyong Liu, Yijun Feng, Bo Zhu, Junming Zhao, and Tian Jiang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 25, pp. 31155-31165 (2013)

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Recently, conformal surface plasmon (CSP) structure has been successfully proposed that could support spoof surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) on corrugated metallic strip with ultrathin thickness [Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 110, 40–45 (2013)]. Such concept provides a flexible, conformal, and ultrathin wave-guiding element, very promising for application of plasmonic devices, and circuits in the frequency ranging from microwave to mid-infrared. In this work, we investigated the dispersions and field patterns of high-order modes of spoof SPPs along CSP structure of thin metal film with corrugated edge of periodic array of grooves, and carried out direct measurement on the transmission spectrum of multi-band of surface wave propagation at microwave frequency. It is found that the mode number and mode bands are mainly determined by the depth of the grooves, providing a way to control the multi-band transmission spectrum. We have also experimentally verified the high-order mode spoof SPPs propagation on curved CSP structure with acceptable bending loss. The multi-band propagation of spoof surface wave is believed to be applicable for further design of novel planar devices such as filters, resonators, and couplers, and the concept can be extended to terahertz frequency range.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

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Original Manuscript: September 16, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 4, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 4, 2013
Published: December 10, 2013

Xiaoyong Liu, Yijun Feng, Bo Zhu, Junming Zhao, and Tian Jiang, "High-order modes of spoof surface plasmonic wave transmission on thin metal film structure," Opt. Express 21, 31155-31165 (2013)

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