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Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

| EXPLORING THE INTERFACE OF LIGHT AND BIOMEDICINE

  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 6 — Jun. 17, 2008

Plasmon-polariton nano-strip resonators: from visible to infra-red

G. Della Valle, T. Søndergaard, and S. I. Bozhevolnyi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 10, pp. 6867-6876 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.006867


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Abstract

Dispersion of the resonant properties exhibited by silver and gold nano-strips in a wide range of wavelengths is considered. The tunability and Q-factor of scattering resonances as well as the field enhancement achieved at strip terminations are analyzed in the wavelength range from visible to near infrared (400–1700 nm), confirming that the resonant behaviour is dominated by dispersion properties of short-range surface-plasmon polaritons (SR-SPPs) propagating along the strip. It is found that, while the Q-factor decreases for longer wavelengths due to the SR-SPP dispersion curve moving closer to the light line, the field enhancement depending also on the metal susceptibility magnitude remains largely unaffected. The results obtained are also used to estimate the phase change involved in the SR-SPP reflection by strip terminations.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: March 17, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 21, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 21, 2008
Published: April 29, 2008

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Vol. 3, Iss. 6 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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G. Della Valle, T. Sondergaard, and S. I. Bozhevolnyi, "Plasmon-polariton nano-strip resonators: from visible to infra-red," Opt. Express 16, 6867-6876 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-10-6867


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