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Interplay of nonlocal response, damping, and low group velocity in surface-plasmon polaritons
Author(s): Søren Raza; N. Asger Mortensen
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Paper Abstract

The miniaturization of metal structures down to the nanoscale has been accompanied with several recent studies demonstrating plasmonic effects not explainable by classical electromagnetic theory. Describing the optical properties of materials solely through the bulk dielectric function has been augmented with quantum mechanical corrections, such as the electron spill-out effect and nonlocal response. Here, we discuss the latter and its implications on the waveguiding characteristics, such as dispersion and group velocity, of the surface-plasmon polariton mode supported at a metal-air interface.

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Date Published: 7 March 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9763, Slow Light, Fast Light, and Opto-Atomic Precision Metrology IX, 97630Y (7 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2220225
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Søren Raza, Stanford Univ. (United States)
N. Asger Mortensen, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9763:
Slow Light, Fast Light, and Opto-Atomic Precision Metrology IX
Selim M. Shahriar; Jacob Scheuer, Editor(s)

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