TITLE

Tunable long-range surface plasmon polaritons taking advantage of nonlinear surface waves

AUTHOR(S)
Weiwei Shao; Lin Li; Weiwu Liu; Tianhao Zhang; Huihui Ma; Jingjun Xu; Jianguo Tian
PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;11/23/2009, Vol. 95 Issue 21, p211105
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We present an improved Kretschmann configuration with nonlinear dielectric as substrate, in which long-range surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) may appear, the modes and propagation lengths are tunable. We numerically simulated the solutions of SPP modes and their propagations. The results show that the SPP propagation length can range from tens of micrometers to tens of centimeters or even longer. The configuration proposed in this letter makes a breakthrough of the intrinsic restriction in conventional Kretschmann configuration and there exist the continuous steady SPP modes also in the range of k0[variant_greek_epsilon]31/2>β>k0[variant_greek_epsilon]11/2. It allows for optimization of SPP properties and makes SPP application more flexible in practices.
ACCESSION #
45478130

 

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