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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2014
  • pp: 2028–2031

Characteristics of surface plasmon polaritons at a chiral–metal interface

Guangcan Mi and Vien Van  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 7, pp. 2028-2031 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.002028


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Abstract

The characteristics of surface plasmon polaritons at a chiral–metal interface are analyzed in detail. Compared to conventional surface plasmon waves at a dielectric–metal interface, it is shown that chiral surface plasmon waves have distinguishing features such as the presence of an s-wave at the metal surface, the existence of a cutoff frequency and chirality value, and the dependence of the propagation length on the chiral parameter. These properties of chiral surface plasmon waves can be exploited for on-chip chiral sensing and enantiometric detection applications.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: October 31, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 21, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 23, 2014
Published: March 26, 2014

Citation
Guangcan Mi and Vien Van, "Characteristics of surface plasmon polaritons at a chiral–metal interface," Opt. Lett. 39, 2028-2031 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-7-2028


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