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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2014
  • pp: 4867–4870

Plasmonic routing in aperiodic graphene sheet arrays

Bing Wang, He Huang, Kai Wang, Hua Long, and Peixiang Lu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 16, pp. 4867-4870 (2014)

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We discover deep-subwavelength, low-loss, and diffraction-free surface plasmon polariton (SPP) beam routing effects in aperiodic graphene sheet arrays (a-GSAs). The a-GSAs are constructed by varying either the interlayer spaces between graphene or the individual graphene chemical potentials. The SPP beams can be accelerated or decelerated in the a-GSAs, resulting in beam routing in different paths. The wave fronts of the beams are always parallel to the propagation direction, allowing the generation of transverse radiation pressure. All of these behaviors of SPPs are demonstrated by fully vectorial simulation and Hamilton optics analysis.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(080.1238) Geometric optics : Array waveguide devices
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: May 16, 2014
Revised Manuscript: July 14, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 15, 2014
Published: August 13, 2014

Bing Wang, He Huang, Kai Wang, Hua Long, and Peixiang Lu, "Plasmonic routing in aperiodic graphene sheet arrays," Opt. Lett. 39, 4867-4870 (2014)

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