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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2011
  • pp: 3744–3746

Broadly wavelength tunable bandpass filters based on long-range surface plasmon polaritons

Jongwon Lee, Feng Lu, and Mikhail A. Belkin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 19, pp. 3744-3746 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.003744


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Abstract

We report a new kind of broadly tunable optical bandpass filters based on unusual properties of long-range surface plasmon polaritons. A 0.004 variation in the refractive index of the dielectric medium translates into 210 nm of bandpass tuning at telecom wavelengths. The tuning mechanism reported here may be used to create compact and widely tunable optical systems and other plasmonic components with broadly tunable optical response.

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OCIS Codes
(230.7400) Optical devices : Waveguides, slab
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics
(230.7408) Optical devices : Wavelength filtering devices

ToC Category:
Optoelectronics

History
Original Manuscript: July 5, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 15, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 26, 2011
Published: September 20, 2011

Citation
Jongwon Lee, Feng Lu, and Mikhail A. Belkin, "Broadly wavelength tunable bandpass filters based on long-range surface plasmon polaritons," Opt. Lett. 36, 3744-3746 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-19-3744


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