OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2014
  • pp: 178–181

Bulk plasmon polariton-gap soliton-induced transparency in one-dimensional Kerr-metamaterial superlattices

S. B. Cavalcanti, P. A. Brandão, A. Bruno-Alfonso, and L. E. Oliveira  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 1, pp. 178-181 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.000178


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (433 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We have performed a theoretical study of various arrangements of one-dimensional heterostructures composed by bilayers made of nondispersive (A)/dispersive linear (B) materials and illuminated by an obliquely incident electromagnetic wave, which are shown to exhibit a robust bulk-like plasmon-polariton gap for frequencies below the plasma frequency. The origin of this gap stems from the coupling between photonic and plasmonic modes that may be of a magnetic (electric) origin in a transversal electric (traversal magnetic) configuration yielding a plasmon-polariton mode. By substituting the nondispersive linear layer by a nonlinear Kerr layer, we have found that, for frequencies close to the edge of the plasmon-polariton gap, the transmission of a finite superlattice presents a multistable behavior and it switches from very low values to the maximum transparency at particular values of the incident power. At these frequencies, for those singular points where transmission becomes maximum, we find localized plasmon-polariton-gap solitons of various orders depending on the particular value of the incident power. Present results reveal, therefore, new gap plasmon-soliton solutions that are hybrid modes stemming from the resonant coupling between the incoming electromagnetic wave and the plasmonic modes of the dispersive material, leading to the transparency of a stack with nonlinear inclusions.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(160.1245) Materials : Artificially engineered materials

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: October 22, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 29, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 29, 2013
Published: December 24, 2013

Citation
S. B. Cavalcanti, P. A. Brandão, A. Bruno-Alfonso, and L. E. Oliveira, "Bulk plasmon polariton-gap soliton-induced transparency in one-dimensional Kerr-metamaterial superlattices," Opt. Lett. 39, 178-181 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-1-178

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited