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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2010
  • pp: 550–552

One-dimensional long-range plasmonic-photonic structures

W. Mu, D. B. Buchholz, M. Sukharev, J. I. Jang, R. P.H. Chang, and J. B. Ketterson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 4, pp. 550-552 (2010)

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We have fabricated line gratings from periodically etched fused silica on which a thin silver film is deposited that is in turn covered with a silica index-matched fluid. This dielectrically symmetric geometry supports an independent long-range surface plasmon-polariton (LRSPP) and a short-range surface plasmon polariton, and the associated plasmonic band structure has been probed. Coupling to external light is achieved via the patterned grating, and an ultrasharp LRSPP linewidth of 4 nm is observed. The experimental results are compared with finite-difference time-domain simulations.

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OCIS Codes
(230.1950) Optical devices : Diffraction gratings
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(050.1755) Diffraction and gratings : Computational electromagnetic methods

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: September 21, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 11, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 15, 2009
Published: February 11, 2010

W. Mu, D. B. Buchholz, M. Sukharev, J. I. Jang, R. P. Chang, and J. B. Ketterson, "One-dimensional long-range plasmonic-photonic structures," Opt. Lett. 35, 550-552 (2010)

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