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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2012
  • pp: 5166–5168

Determination of absorption and radiative decay rates of surface plasmon polaritons from nanohole array

Zhaolong Cao, Hau-Yung Lo, and Hock-Chun Ong  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 24, pp. 5166-5168 (2012)

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We have devised a simple method to determine the absorption and radiative decay rates of surface plasmon polaritons in an Au nanohole array by combining polarization-resolved reflectivity spectroscopy and temporal coupled-mode theory. The dependence of two rates on wavelength has been measured and they are found to agree with finite-difference time-domain simulations. As both absorption and radiative decay rates play a key role in several plasmonic applications, our approach offers a simple and effective means in determining them.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance
(290.3700) Scattering : Linewidth

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: October 18, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 7, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 12, 2012
Published: December 11, 2012

Zhaolong Cao, Hau-Yung Lo, and Hock-Chun Ong, "Determination of absorption and radiative decay rates of surface plasmon polaritons from nanohole array," Opt. Lett. 37, 5166-5168 (2012)

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