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Surface plasmons on nanostructured metal-dielectric surfaces
Author(s): Jiří Ćtyroký
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Paper Abstract

Surface plasmons-polaritons (or briefly, surface plasmons, SP) have been intensively investigated as potential information carriers for ultra-small photonic (plasmonic) devices and circuits. SPs can be confined in subwavelength regions, but their propagation is inherently lossy due to free-carrier absorption in metals. Thus, the proper balance between confinement and loss is the basic problem in the design of plasmonic waveguides and devices. This work is devoted to the analysis of waveguiding properties of plasmonic structures in which a homogeneous (bulk) metal is replaced with mutually interlaced metal and dielectric layers with deeply subwavelength thicknesses. Approaches based on effective medium theory and rigorous electromagnetic analysis are presented and mutually compared.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 December 2010
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7746, 17th Slovak-Czech-Polish Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics, 774614 (14 December 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.881432
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Jiří Ćtyroký, Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7746:
17th Slovak-Czech-Polish Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics
Jarmila Müllerová; Dagmar Senderáková; Stanislav Jurečka, Editor(s)

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