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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2012
  • pp: 545–547

Surface plasmon polariton compression through radially and linearly polarized source

Remo Proietti Zaccaria, Francesco De Angelis, Andrea Toma, Luca Razzari, Alessandro Alabastri, Gobind Das, Carlo Liberale, and Enzo Di Fabrizio  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 4, pp. 545-547 (2012)

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We report on the possibility of realizing a radial mode on a metallic conical structure by means of a linearly polarized incident wave. This result is utilized for observing surface plasmon polaritons adiabatic compression on a tapered conical nanostructure. The ingredients for radial mode generation are described in terms of phase-matching of the components of the electromagnetic field. We conclude by showing the robustness of this approach, explaining the polaritonic behavior as a function of the device geometry.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: October 18, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 12, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 23, 2011
Published: February 8, 2012

Remo Proietti Zaccaria, Francesco De Angelis, Andrea Toma, Luca Razzari, Alessandro Alabastri, Gobind Das, Carlo Liberale, and Enzo Di Fabrizio, "Surface plasmon polariton compression through radially and linearly polarized source," Opt. Lett. 37, 545-547 (2012)

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