We introduce a new class of nondiffracting surface plasmonic wave: the Airy plasmon. The propagation properties of such a field configuration are unique among the family of surface waves and could lead to interesting applications in plasmonic energy routing. The self-bending and self-healing behavior of these solutions is discussed. Schemes for experimental realization and potential applications are proposed.
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Optics at Surfaces
Original Manuscript: March 1, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 17, 2010
Published: June 11, 2010
Alessandro Salandrino and Demetrios N. Christodoulides, "Airy plasmon: a nondiffracting surface wave," Opt. Lett. 35, 2082-2084 (2010)