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  • Vol. 6, Iss. 1 — Jan. 3, 2011

Remote grating-assisted excitation of narrow-band surface plasmons

Tae-Woo Lee and Stephen K. Gray  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 23, pp. 23857-23864 (2010)

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We show, based on theoretical analysis and realistic simulations, how a grating embedded in a dielectric substrate can excite surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) on the top side of a flat metal film far removed from the grating. This remote SPP excitation is characterized by a narrow spectral bandwidth and a high near-field intensity relative to the standard approach for exciting SPPs. The simplicity of the structure and the fact that it requires only normally incident light should make it relevant to the many applications that benefit from high quality SPPs on a flat metal film.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(120.2230) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Fabry-Perot
(130.6010) Integrated optics : Sensors
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: July 16, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 21, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 21, 2010
Published: October 28, 2010

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Vol. 6, Iss. 1 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Tae-Woo Lee and Stephen K. Gray, "Remote grating-assisted excitation of 
narrow-band surface plasmons," Opt. Express 18, 23857-23864 (2010)

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