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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2414–2416

Enhanced magnetic response in a gold nanowire pair array through coupling with Bloch surface waves

Hai Liu, Xiudong Sun, Yanbo Pei, Fengfeng Yao, and Yongyuan Jiang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 13, pp. 2414-2416 (2011)

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We numerically study the coupling of magnetic plasmon polaritons (MPPs) with Bloch surface waves (BSWs) in a system composed of a one-dimensional gold nanowire pair array lying on a periodic dielectric multilayer. At an appropriate period of the dielectric multilayer, maximum coupling takes place between the MPP and the BSW. It results in two branches of hybridized MPPs with a Rabi-type splitting as large as 125 meV . The maximal magnetic field intensity achieved in the center of nanowire pairs is enhanced greatly and an enhancement factor > 1.5 is observed compared with that achieved by a nanowire pair array lying directly on a substrate. This has potential applications in nonlinear optics and near-field enhanced spectroscopy.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: February 25, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 13, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 23, 2011
Published: June 20, 2011

Hai Liu, Xiudong Sun, Yanbo Pei, Fengfeng Yao, and Yongyuan Jiang, "Enhanced magnetic response in a gold nanowire pair array through coupling with Bloch surface waves," Opt. Lett. 36, 2414-2416 (2011)

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