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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1164–1166

Plasmonic Airy beam manipulation in linear optical potentials

Wei Liu, Dragomir N. Neshev, Ilya V. Shadrivov, Andrey E. Miroshnichenko, and Yuri S. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 7, pp. 1164-1166 (2011)

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We demonstrate, both theoretically and numerically, the efficient manipulation of plasmonic Airy beams in linear optical potentials produced by a wedged metal–dielectric–metal structure. By varying the angle between the metallic plates, we can accelerate, compensate, or reverse the self-deflection of the plasmonic Airy beams without compromising the self-healing properties. We also show that in the linear potentials the Airy plasmons of different wavelengths could be routed into different directions, creating new opportunities for optical steering and manipulation.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: February 7, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 24, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 24, 2011
Published: March 25, 2011

Wei Liu, Dragomir N. Neshev, Ilya V. Shadrivov, Andrey E. Miroshnichenko, and Yuri S. Kivshar, "Plasmonic Airy beam manipulation in linear optical potentials," Opt. Lett. 36, 1164-1166 (2011)

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