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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 11 — Jun. 2, 2014
  • pp: 13547–13554

Low-scattering surface plasmon refraction with isotropic materials

Evgeni A. Bezus, Leonid L. Doskolovich, and Nikolay L. Kazanskiy  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 11, pp. 13547-13554 (2014)

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We show theoretically and numerically that a planar structure consisting of two isotropic dielectric layers can be used to minimize parasitic scattering of surface plasmon polaritons for arbitrary incidence angle. The average scattering losses are reduced by an order-of-magnitude down to 1–3%. The surface plasmon refraction with the scattering suppression can be accurately described by an analytical model based on the Fresnel equations. The proposed approach can be used for the design of plasmonic lenses, reflectors, plasmonic crystals and plasmonic laser cavities.

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OCIS Codes
(220.3630) Optical design and fabrication : Lenses
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

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Original Manuscript: March 19, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 8, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 19, 2014
Published: May 28, 2014

Evgeni A. Bezus, Leonid L. Doskolovich, and Nikolay L. Kazanskiy, "Low-scattering surface plasmon refraction with isotropic materials," Opt. Express 22, 13547-13554 (2014)

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