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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2010
  • pp: 3586–3588

Terahertz superconducting plasmonic hole array

Zhen Tian, Ranjan Singh, Jiaguang Han, Jianqiang Gu, Qirong Xing, Judy Wu, and Weili Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 21, pp. 3586-3588 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.003586


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Abstract

We demonstrate a superconductor array of subwavelength holes with active thermal control over the resonant transmission induced by surface plasmon polaritons. The array was lithographically fabricated on a high-temperature yttrium barium copper oxide superconductor and characterized by terahertz time-domain spectroscopy. We observe a clear transition from a virtual excitation of the surface plasmon mode to a real surface plasmon mode. The highly controllable superconducting plasmonic crystals may find promising applications in the design of low-loss, large- dynamic-range amplitude modulation and surface-plasmon-based terahertz devices.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(300.6495) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, teraherz
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: July 30, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 10, 2010
Published: October 21, 2010

Citation
Zhen Tian, Ranjan Singh, Jiaguang Han, Jianqiang Gu, Qirong Xing, Judy Wu, and Weili Zhang, "Terahertz superconducting plasmonic hole array," Opt. Lett. 35, 3586-3588 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-21-3586


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