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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2012
  • pp: 2946–2948

Excitation of a nanowire “molecule” in gold-filled photonic crystal fiber

H. W. Lee, M. A. Schmidt, and P. St. J. Russell  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 14, pp. 2946-2948 (2012)

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A pair of gold nanowires, incorporated into a photonic crystal fiber, acts as a plasmonic “molecule.” Hybridized modes are excited at specific wavelengths by launching light into the glass core. The formation of bonding and antibonding solutions results in a modal splitting of more than 100 nm, even though the spatial separation between the wires is larger than 3 μm. The study provides insight into multiwire plasmonic devices with applications as polarizers or filters in near-field optics, nonlinear plasmonics, optical sensing, and telecommunications.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: March 20, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 23, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 5, 2012
Published: July 13, 2012

H. W. Lee, M. A. Schmidt, and P. St. J. Russell, "Excitation of a nanowire “molecule” in gold-filled photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Lett. 37, 2946-2948 (2012)

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