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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 11 — Jun. 2, 2014
  • pp: 13940–13950

Controlling rejections of spoof surface plasmon polaritons using metamaterial particles

Bai Cao Pan, Zhen Liao, Jie Zhao, and Tie Jun Cui  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 11, pp. 13940-13950 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.013940


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Abstract

Based on the dispersion relation, surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) or spoof SPPs are always propagating surface waves when the operating frequency is below the asymptotic limit – the surface plasma frequency. Here we propose a method to control the rejections of spoof SPPs using metamaterial particles. By introducing electrically resonant metamaterials near an ultrathin corrugated metallic strip – the spoof SPP waveguide – to produce tight coupling and mismatch of surface impedance, we show that the SPP modes are rejected near the resonant frequencies within the propagating band. Through the modulation of scaling factor of metamaterial particles, we can manipulate the rejections of SPP modes from narrowband to broadband. Both simulation and experiment results verify the tunability of SPP rejections, which have important applications in filtering SPP waves in plasmonic circuits and systems.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

ToC Category:
Plasmonics

History
Original Manuscript: April 8, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 22, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 22, 2014
Published: May 30, 2014

Citation
Bai Cao Pan, Zhen Liao, Jie Zhao, and Tie Jun Cui, "Controlling rejections of spoof surface plasmon polaritons using metamaterial particles," Opt. Express 22, 13940-13950 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-11-13940


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