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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2009
  • pp: 422–424

Optical waves on nanoparticle chains coupled with surfaces

D. Van Orden, Y. Fainman, and V. Lomakin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 4, pp. 422-424 (2009)

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Linear chains of metal nanoparticles coupled with dielectric surfaces support a variety of optical phenomena including traveling and leaky waves of several types. We investigate the chain-surface interactions and show that traveling waves can remain bound to the chain, radiate into surface wave beams, or radiate into space and surface wave beams. Radiation into surface waves may be exploited to create a leaky surface wave antenna with potential applications to surface wave microscopy.

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OCIS Codes
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy
(230.7020) Optical devices : Traveling-wave devices
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: October 30, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 7, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 8, 2009
Published: February 5, 2009

D. Van Orden, Y. Fainman, and V. Lomakin, "Optical waves on nanoparticle chains coupled with surfaces," Opt. Lett. 34, 422-424 (2009)

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