OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 9 — May. 5, 2014
  • pp: 10675–10681

A corrugated perfect magnetic conductor surface supporting spoof surface magnon polaritons

Liang-liang Liu, Zhuo Li, Chang-qing Gu, Ping-ping Ning, Bing-zheng Xu, Zhen-yi Niu, and Yong-jiu Zhao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 9, pp. 10675-10681 (2014)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (1103 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



In this paper, we demonstrate that spoof surface magnon polaritons (SSMPs) can propagate along a corrugated perfect magnetic conductor (PMC) surface. From duality theorem, the existence of surface electromagnetic modes on corrugated PMC surfaces are manifest to be transverse electric (TE) mode compared with the transverse magnetic (TM) mode of spoof surface plasmon plaritons (SSPPs) excited on corrugated perfect electric conductor surfaces. Theoretical deduction through modal expansion method and simulation results clearly verify that SSMPs share the same dispersion relationship with the SSPPs. It is worth noting that this metamaterial will have more similar properties and potential applications as the SSPPs in large number of areas.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:

Original Manuscript: January 16, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 7, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 18, 2014
Published: April 25, 2014

Liang-liang Liu, Zhuo Li, Chang-qing Gu, Ping-ping Ning, Bing-zheng Xu, Zhen-yi Niu, and Yong-jiu Zhao, "A corrugated perfect magnetic conductor surface supporting spoof surface magnon polaritons," Opt. Express 22, 10675-10681 (2014)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. W. L. Barnes, A. Dereux, T. W. Ebbesen, “Surface plasmon subwavelength optics,” Nature 424, 824–830 (2003). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. S. A. Maier, Plasmonics: Fundamentals and Applications (Springer, New York, 2007).
  3. T. W. Ebbesen, C. Genet, S. I. Bozhevolnyi, “Surface-plasmon circuitry,” Phys. Today 61(5), 44–50 (2008). [CrossRef]
  4. P. Nagpal, N. C. Lindquist, S. H. Oh, D. J. Norris, “Ultrasmooth patterned metals for plasmonics and metamaterials,” Science 325, 594–597 (2009). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. D. K. Gramotnev, S. I. Bozhevolnyi, “Plasmonics beyond the diffraction limit,” Nat. Photonics 4, 83–91 (2010). [CrossRef]
  6. J. B. Pendry, L. Martin-Moreno, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, “Mimicking surface plasmons with structured surfaces” Science 305, 847–848 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. A. P. Hibbins, B. R. Evans, J. R. Sambles, “Experimental Verification of Designer Surface Plasmons,” Science 308, 670–672 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. F. J. Garcia-Vidal, L. Martin-Moreno, J. B. Pendry, “Surfaces with holes in them: new plasmonic metamaterials,” J. Opt. A-Pure Appl. Opt. 7, S97–S101 (2005). [CrossRef]
  9. S. Maier, S. Andrews, L. Martín-Moreno, F. García-Vidal, “Terahertz surface plasmon-polariton propagation and focusing on periodically corrugated metal wires,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 176805 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. A. I. Fernández-Domínguezf, E. Moreno, L. Martin-Moreno, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, “Terahertz wedge plasmon polaritons,” Opt. Lett. 34, 2063–2065 (2009). [CrossRef]
  11. T. Jiang, L. Shen, X. Zhang, L. Ran, “High-order modes of spoof surface plasmon polaritons on periodically corrugated metal surfaces” Progress in Electromagnetic Research M 8, 91–102 (2009). [CrossRef]
  12. D. Martin-Cano, M. L. Nesterov, A. I. Fernandez-Dominguez, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, L. Martin-Moreno, Esteban Moreno, “Domino plasmons for subwavelength terahertz circuitry,” Opt. express 18, 754–764 (2010). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  13. Y. J. Zhou, Q. Jiang, T. J. Cui, “Bidirectional bending splitter of designer surface plasmons,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 111904 (2011). [CrossRef]
  14. T. Jiang, L. F. Shen, J. J. Wu, T. J. Yang, Z. C. Ruan, L. X. Ran, “Realization of tightly confined channel plasmon polaritons at low frequencies,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 261103 (2011). [CrossRef]
  15. X. Gao, J. H. Shi, H. F. Ma, W. X. Jiang, T. J. Cui, “Dual-band spoof surface plasmon polaritons based on composite-periodic gratings,” J. Phys. D-Appl. Phys. 45, 505104 (2012). [CrossRef]
  16. H. F. Ma, X. P. Shen, Q. Cheng, W. X. Jiang, T. J. Cui, “Broadband and high-efficiency conversion from guided waves to spoof surface plasmon polaritons,” Laser Photon. Rev. 10, 00118 (2013).
  17. X. Shen, T. J. Cui, D. Martin-Cano, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, “Conformal surface plasmons propagating on ultrathin and flexible films” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 110, 40–45 (2013). [CrossRef]
  18. X. Shen, T. J. Cui, “Planar plasmonic metamaterial on a thin film with nearly zero thickness,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 211909 (2013). [CrossRef]
  19. X. Gao, J. H. Shi, X. P. Shen, H. F. Ma, W. X. Jiang, L. M. Li, T. J. Cui, “Ultrathin dual-band surface plasmonic polariton waveguide and frequency splitter in microwave frequencies,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 151912 (2013). [CrossRef]
  20. M. G. Cottam, D. R. Tilley, Introduction to Surface and Superlattice Excitations (Cambridge University, 1989). [CrossRef]
  21. R. Ruppin, “Surface polaritons of a left-handed medium,” Phys. Lett. A 277, 61–64 (2000). [CrossRef]
  22. A. Hartstein, E. Burstein, A. A. Maradudin, R. Brewer, R. F. Wallis, “Surface polaritons on semi-infinite gyromagnetic media” J. Phys. C-SolidState Phys. 6, 1266–1276 (1973). [CrossRef]
  23. V. H. Arakelian, L. A. Bagdassarian, S. G. Simonian, “Electrodynamics of bulk and surface normal magnon-polaritons in antiferromagnetic crystals,” J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 167, 149–160 (1997). [CrossRef]
  24. J. Matsuura, M. Fukui, O. Tada, “ATR mode of surface magnon polaritons on YIG,” Solid State Commun. 45, 157–160 (1983). [CrossRef]
  25. M. Marchand, A. Caill, “Asymmetrical guided magnetic polaritons in a ferromagnetic slab,” Solid State Commun. 34, 827–831 (1980). [CrossRef]
  26. C. Shu, A. Caillé, “Surface magnetic polaritons on uniaxial antiferromagnets,” Solid State Commun. 42, 233–238 (1982). [CrossRef]
  27. C. Thibaudeau, A. Caillé, “The magnetic polaritons of a semi-infinite uniaxial antiferromagnet,” Solid State Commun. 87, 643–647 (1993). [CrossRef]
  28. J. Takahara, T. Kobayashi, “Low-dimensional optical waves and nano-optical circuits,” Opt. Photon. News 15(10), 54–59 (2004). [CrossRef]
  29. Sergey Bozhvolnyi, Plasmonic Nanoguides and Circuits (Pan Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd, Singapore, 2009).
  30. C. H. RaymondOoi, K. C. Low, Ryota Higa, Tetsuo Ogawa, “Surface polaritons with arbitrary magnetic and dielectric materials: new regimes, effects of negative index, and superconductors” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 2691–2697 (2012). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited