Abstract

We introduce a compact submicron structure consisting of multiple optical microcavities at both the entrance and exit sides of a subwavelength plasmonic slit filled with an absorbing material. We show that such microcavity structures at the entrance side of the slit can greatly enhance the coupling of the incident light into the slit, by improving the impedance matching between the incident plane wave and the slit mode. In addition, the microcavity structures can also increase the reflectivities at both sides of the slit, and therefore the resonant field enhancement. Thus, such structures can greatly enhance the absorption cross section of the slit. An optimized submicron structure consisting of two microcavities at each of the entrance and exit sides of the slit leads to ~9.3 times absorption enhancement at the optical communication wavelength compared to an optimized slit without microcavities.

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F. J. García-Vidal, L. Martín-Moreno, T. W. Ebbesen, and L. Kuipers, “Light passing through subwavelength apertures,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 82(1), 729–787 (2010).
[CrossRef]

L. Cao, J. S. Park, P. Fan, B. Clemens, and M. L. Brongersma, “Resonant germanium nanoantenna photodetectors,” Nano Lett. 10(4), 1229–1233 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. Verslegers, Z. Yu, P. B. Catrysse, and S. Fan, “Temporal coupled-mode theory for resonant apertures,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27(10), 1947–1956 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009

J. S. White, G. Veronis, Z. Yu, E. S. Barnard, A. Chandran, S. Fan, and M. L. Brongersma, “Extraordinary optical absorption through subwavelength slits,” Opt. Lett. 34(5), 686–688 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. Cai, J. S. White, and M. L. Brongersma, “Compact, high-speed and power-efficient electrooptic plasmonic modulators,” Nano Lett. 9(12), 4403–4411 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2008

S. E. Kocabas, G. Veronis, D. A. B. Miller, and S. Fan, “Transmission line and equivalent circuit models for plasmonic waveguide components,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14(6), 1462–1472 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Q. Min and R. Gordon, “Surface plasmon microcavity for resonant transmission through a slit in a gold film,” Opt. Express 16(13), 9708–9713 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2007

G. Veronis and S. Fan, “Theoretical investigation of compact couplers between dielectric slab waveguides and two-dimensional metal-dielectric-metal plasmonic waveguides,” Opt. Express 15(3), 1211–1221 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Genet and T. W. Ebbesen, “Light in tiny holes,” Nature 445(7123), 39–46 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. Guo, G. Song, and L. Chen, “Plasmonic very-small-aperture lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 91(2), 021103 (2007).
[CrossRef]

F. López-Tejeira, S. G. Rodrigo, L. Martin-Moreno, F. J. García-Vidal, E. Devaux, T. W. Ebbesen, J. R. Krenn, I. P. Radko, S. I. Bozhevolnyi, M. U. Gonzalez, J.-C. Weeber, and A. Dereux, “Efficient unidirectional nanoslit couplers for surface plasmons,” Nat. Phys. 3(5), 324–328 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006

Z. Yu, G. Veronis, and S. Fan, andM. L. Brongersma “Design of mid-infrared photodetectors enhanced by surface plasmons on grating structures,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(15), 151116 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Z. Yu, G. Veronis, and S. Fan, andM. L. Brongersma “Design of mid-infrared photodetectors enhanced by surface plasmons on grating structures,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(15), 151116 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005

T. Ishi, J. Fujikata, K. Makita, T. Baba, and K. Ohashi, “Si nano-photodiode with a surface plasmon antenna,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 44(12), L364–L366 (2005).
[CrossRef]

D. C. Skigin and R. A. Depine, “Transmission resonances of metallic compound gratings with subwavelength slits,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 95(21), 217402 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Gbur, H. F. Schouten, and T. D. Visser, “Achieving superresolution in near-field optical data readout systems using surface plasmons,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87(19), 191109 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004

J. Fujikata, T. Ishi, H. Yokota, K. Kato, M. Yanagisawa, M. Nakada, K. Ishihara, K. Ohashi, T. Thio, and R. A. Linke, “Surface plasmon enhancement effect and its application to near-field optical recording,” Trans. Magn. Soc. Jpn 4, 255–259 (2004).

2003

S. Shinada, J. Hashizume, and F. Koyama, “Surface plasmon resonance on microaperture vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser with metal grating,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83(5), 836–838 (2003).
[CrossRef]

F. J. García-Vidal, H. J. Lezec, T. W. Ebbesen, and L. Martín-Moreno, “Multiple paths to enhance optical transmission through a single subwavelength slit,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 90(21), 213901 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. L. Barnes, A. Dereux, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Surface plasmon subwavelength optics,” Nature 424(6950), 824–830 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. Martín-Moreno, F. J. García-Vidal, H. J. Lezec, A. Degiron, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Theory of highly directional emission from a single subwavelength aperture surrounded by surface corrugations,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 90(16), 167401 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2002

H. J. Lezec, A. Degiron, E. Devaux, R. A. Linke, L. Martin-Moreno, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Beaming light from a subwavelength aperture,” Science 297(5582), 820–822 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2001

1998

T. W. Ebbesen, H. J. Lezec, H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, and P. A. Wolff, “Extraordinary optical transmission through sub-wavelength hole arrays,” Nature 391(6668), 667–669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1989

K. Krishnakumar, “Micro-genetic algorithms for stationary and non-stationary function optimization,” Proc. SPIE 1196, 289–296 (1989).

Baba, T.

T. Ishi, J. Fujikata, K. Makita, T. Baba, and K. Ohashi, “Si nano-photodiode with a surface plasmon antenna,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 44(12), L364–L366 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Barnard, E. S.

Barnes, W. L.

W. L. Barnes, A. Dereux, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Surface plasmon subwavelength optics,” Nature 424(6950), 824–830 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bozhevolnyi, S. I.

F. López-Tejeira, S. G. Rodrigo, L. Martin-Moreno, F. J. García-Vidal, E. Devaux, T. W. Ebbesen, J. R. Krenn, I. P. Radko, S. I. Bozhevolnyi, M. U. Gonzalez, J.-C. Weeber, and A. Dereux, “Efficient unidirectional nanoslit couplers for surface plasmons,” Nat. Phys. 3(5), 324–328 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Brongersma, M. L.

L. Cao, J. S. Park, P. Fan, B. Clemens, and M. L. Brongersma, “Resonant germanium nanoantenna photodetectors,” Nano Lett. 10(4), 1229–1233 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. S. White, G. Veronis, Z. Yu, E. S. Barnard, A. Chandran, S. Fan, and M. L. Brongersma, “Extraordinary optical absorption through subwavelength slits,” Opt. Lett. 34(5), 686–688 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. Cai, J. S. White, and M. L. Brongersma, “Compact, high-speed and power-efficient electrooptic plasmonic modulators,” Nano Lett. 9(12), 4403–4411 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z. Yu, G. Veronis, and S. Fan, andM. L. Brongersma “Design of mid-infrared photodetectors enhanced by surface plasmons on grating structures,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(15), 151116 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Cai, W.

W. Cai, J. S. White, and M. L. Brongersma, “Compact, high-speed and power-efficient electrooptic plasmonic modulators,” Nano Lett. 9(12), 4403–4411 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cao, L.

L. Cao, J. S. Park, P. Fan, B. Clemens, and M. L. Brongersma, “Resonant germanium nanoantenna photodetectors,” Nano Lett. 10(4), 1229–1233 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Catrysse, P. B.

Chandran, A.

Chen, L.

B. Guo, G. Song, and L. Chen, “Plasmonic very-small-aperture lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 91(2), 021103 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Clemens, B.

L. Cao, J. S. Park, P. Fan, B. Clemens, and M. L. Brongersma, “Resonant germanium nanoantenna photodetectors,” Nano Lett. 10(4), 1229–1233 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Degiron, A.

L. Martín-Moreno, F. J. García-Vidal, H. J. Lezec, A. Degiron, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Theory of highly directional emission from a single subwavelength aperture surrounded by surface corrugations,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 90(16), 167401 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. J. Lezec, A. Degiron, E. Devaux, R. A. Linke, L. Martin-Moreno, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Beaming light from a subwavelength aperture,” Science 297(5582), 820–822 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Depine, R. A.

D. C. Skigin and R. A. Depine, “Transmission resonances of metallic compound gratings with subwavelength slits,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 95(21), 217402 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Dereux, A.

F. López-Tejeira, S. G. Rodrigo, L. Martin-Moreno, F. J. García-Vidal, E. Devaux, T. W. Ebbesen, J. R. Krenn, I. P. Radko, S. I. Bozhevolnyi, M. U. Gonzalez, J.-C. Weeber, and A. Dereux, “Efficient unidirectional nanoslit couplers for surface plasmons,” Nat. Phys. 3(5), 324–328 (2007).
[CrossRef]

W. L. Barnes, A. Dereux, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Surface plasmon subwavelength optics,” Nature 424(6950), 824–830 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Devaux, E.

F. López-Tejeira, S. G. Rodrigo, L. Martin-Moreno, F. J. García-Vidal, E. Devaux, T. W. Ebbesen, J. R. Krenn, I. P. Radko, S. I. Bozhevolnyi, M. U. Gonzalez, J.-C. Weeber, and A. Dereux, “Efficient unidirectional nanoslit couplers for surface plasmons,” Nat. Phys. 3(5), 324–328 (2007).
[CrossRef]

H. J. Lezec, A. Degiron, E. Devaux, R. A. Linke, L. Martin-Moreno, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Beaming light from a subwavelength aperture,” Science 297(5582), 820–822 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ebbesen, T. W.

F. J. García-Vidal, L. Martín-Moreno, T. W. Ebbesen, and L. Kuipers, “Light passing through subwavelength apertures,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 82(1), 729–787 (2010).
[CrossRef]

F. López-Tejeira, S. G. Rodrigo, L. Martin-Moreno, F. J. García-Vidal, E. Devaux, T. W. Ebbesen, J. R. Krenn, I. P. Radko, S. I. Bozhevolnyi, M. U. Gonzalez, J.-C. Weeber, and A. Dereux, “Efficient unidirectional nanoslit couplers for surface plasmons,” Nat. Phys. 3(5), 324–328 (2007).
[CrossRef]

C. Genet and T. W. Ebbesen, “Light in tiny holes,” Nature 445(7123), 39–46 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. Martín-Moreno, F. J. García-Vidal, H. J. Lezec, A. Degiron, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Theory of highly directional emission from a single subwavelength aperture surrounded by surface corrugations,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 90(16), 167401 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. L. Barnes, A. Dereux, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Surface plasmon subwavelength optics,” Nature 424(6950), 824–830 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. J. García-Vidal, H. J. Lezec, T. W. Ebbesen, and L. Martín-Moreno, “Multiple paths to enhance optical transmission through a single subwavelength slit,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 90(21), 213901 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. J. Lezec, A. Degiron, E. Devaux, R. A. Linke, L. Martin-Moreno, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Beaming light from a subwavelength aperture,” Science 297(5582), 820–822 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Thio, K. M. Pellerin, R. A. Linke, H. J. Lezec, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Enhanced light transmission through a single subwavelength aperture,” Opt. Lett. 26(24), 1972–1974 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. W. Ebbesen, H. J. Lezec, H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, and P. A. Wolff, “Extraordinary optical transmission through sub-wavelength hole arrays,” Nature 391(6668), 667–669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Fan, P.

L. Cao, J. S. Park, P. Fan, B. Clemens, and M. L. Brongersma, “Resonant germanium nanoantenna photodetectors,” Nano Lett. 10(4), 1229–1233 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fan, S.

Fujikata, J.

T. Ishi, J. Fujikata, K. Makita, T. Baba, and K. Ohashi, “Si nano-photodiode with a surface plasmon antenna,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 44(12), L364–L366 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Fujikata, T. Ishi, H. Yokota, K. Kato, M. Yanagisawa, M. Nakada, K. Ishihara, K. Ohashi, T. Thio, and R. A. Linke, “Surface plasmon enhancement effect and its application to near-field optical recording,” Trans. Magn. Soc. Jpn 4, 255–259 (2004).

Garcia-Vidal, F. J.

H. J. Lezec, A. Degiron, E. Devaux, R. A. Linke, L. Martin-Moreno, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Beaming light from a subwavelength aperture,” Science 297(5582), 820–822 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

García-Vidal, F. J.

F. J. García-Vidal, L. Martín-Moreno, T. W. Ebbesen, and L. Kuipers, “Light passing through subwavelength apertures,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 82(1), 729–787 (2010).
[CrossRef]

F. López-Tejeira, S. G. Rodrigo, L. Martin-Moreno, F. J. García-Vidal, E. Devaux, T. W. Ebbesen, J. R. Krenn, I. P. Radko, S. I. Bozhevolnyi, M. U. Gonzalez, J.-C. Weeber, and A. Dereux, “Efficient unidirectional nanoslit couplers for surface plasmons,” Nat. Phys. 3(5), 324–328 (2007).
[CrossRef]

F. J. García-Vidal, H. J. Lezec, T. W. Ebbesen, and L. Martín-Moreno, “Multiple paths to enhance optical transmission through a single subwavelength slit,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 90(21), 213901 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. Martín-Moreno, F. J. García-Vidal, H. J. Lezec, A. Degiron, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Theory of highly directional emission from a single subwavelength aperture surrounded by surface corrugations,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 90(16), 167401 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gbur, G.

G. Gbur, H. F. Schouten, and T. D. Visser, “Achieving superresolution in near-field optical data readout systems using surface plasmons,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87(19), 191109 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Genet, C.

C. Genet and T. W. Ebbesen, “Light in tiny holes,” Nature 445(7123), 39–46 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ghaemi, H. F.

T. W. Ebbesen, H. J. Lezec, H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, and P. A. Wolff, “Extraordinary optical transmission through sub-wavelength hole arrays,” Nature 391(6668), 667–669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Gonzalez, M. U.

F. López-Tejeira, S. G. Rodrigo, L. Martin-Moreno, F. J. García-Vidal, E. Devaux, T. W. Ebbesen, J. R. Krenn, I. P. Radko, S. I. Bozhevolnyi, M. U. Gonzalez, J.-C. Weeber, and A. Dereux, “Efficient unidirectional nanoslit couplers for surface plasmons,” Nat. Phys. 3(5), 324–328 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Gordon, R.

Guo, B.

B. Guo, G. Song, and L. Chen, “Plasmonic very-small-aperture lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 91(2), 021103 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Hashizume, J.

S. Shinada, J. Hashizume, and F. Koyama, “Surface plasmon resonance on microaperture vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser with metal grating,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83(5), 836–838 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Ishi, T.

T. Ishi, J. Fujikata, K. Makita, T. Baba, and K. Ohashi, “Si nano-photodiode with a surface plasmon antenna,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 44(12), L364–L366 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Fujikata, T. Ishi, H. Yokota, K. Kato, M. Yanagisawa, M. Nakada, K. Ishihara, K. Ohashi, T. Thio, and R. A. Linke, “Surface plasmon enhancement effect and its application to near-field optical recording,” Trans. Magn. Soc. Jpn 4, 255–259 (2004).

Ishihara, K.

J. Fujikata, T. Ishi, H. Yokota, K. Kato, M. Yanagisawa, M. Nakada, K. Ishihara, K. Ohashi, T. Thio, and R. A. Linke, “Surface plasmon enhancement effect and its application to near-field optical recording,” Trans. Magn. Soc. Jpn 4, 255–259 (2004).

Kato, K.

J. Fujikata, T. Ishi, H. Yokota, K. Kato, M. Yanagisawa, M. Nakada, K. Ishihara, K. Ohashi, T. Thio, and R. A. Linke, “Surface plasmon enhancement effect and its application to near-field optical recording,” Trans. Magn. Soc. Jpn 4, 255–259 (2004).

Kocabas, S. E.

S. E. Kocabas, G. Veronis, D. A. B. Miller, and S. Fan, “Transmission line and equivalent circuit models for plasmonic waveguide components,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14(6), 1462–1472 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Koyama, F.

S. Shinada, J. Hashizume, and F. Koyama, “Surface plasmon resonance on microaperture vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser with metal grating,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83(5), 836–838 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Krenn, J. R.

F. López-Tejeira, S. G. Rodrigo, L. Martin-Moreno, F. J. García-Vidal, E. Devaux, T. W. Ebbesen, J. R. Krenn, I. P. Radko, S. I. Bozhevolnyi, M. U. Gonzalez, J.-C. Weeber, and A. Dereux, “Efficient unidirectional nanoslit couplers for surface plasmons,” Nat. Phys. 3(5), 324–328 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Krishnakumar, K.

K. Krishnakumar, “Micro-genetic algorithms for stationary and non-stationary function optimization,” Proc. SPIE 1196, 289–296 (1989).

Kuipers, L.

F. J. García-Vidal, L. Martín-Moreno, T. W. Ebbesen, and L. Kuipers, “Light passing through subwavelength apertures,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 82(1), 729–787 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Lezec, H. J.

F. J. García-Vidal, H. J. Lezec, T. W. Ebbesen, and L. Martín-Moreno, “Multiple paths to enhance optical transmission through a single subwavelength slit,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 90(21), 213901 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. Martín-Moreno, F. J. García-Vidal, H. J. Lezec, A. Degiron, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Theory of highly directional emission from a single subwavelength aperture surrounded by surface corrugations,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 90(16), 167401 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. J. Lezec, A. Degiron, E. Devaux, R. A. Linke, L. Martin-Moreno, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Beaming light from a subwavelength aperture,” Science 297(5582), 820–822 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Thio, K. M. Pellerin, R. A. Linke, H. J. Lezec, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Enhanced light transmission through a single subwavelength aperture,” Opt. Lett. 26(24), 1972–1974 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. W. Ebbesen, H. J. Lezec, H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, and P. A. Wolff, “Extraordinary optical transmission through sub-wavelength hole arrays,” Nature 391(6668), 667–669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Linke, R. A.

J. Fujikata, T. Ishi, H. Yokota, K. Kato, M. Yanagisawa, M. Nakada, K. Ishihara, K. Ohashi, T. Thio, and R. A. Linke, “Surface plasmon enhancement effect and its application to near-field optical recording,” Trans. Magn. Soc. Jpn 4, 255–259 (2004).

H. J. Lezec, A. Degiron, E. Devaux, R. A. Linke, L. Martin-Moreno, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Beaming light from a subwavelength aperture,” Science 297(5582), 820–822 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Thio, K. M. Pellerin, R. A. Linke, H. J. Lezec, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Enhanced light transmission through a single subwavelength aperture,” Opt. Lett. 26(24), 1972–1974 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

López-Tejeira, F.

F. López-Tejeira, S. G. Rodrigo, L. Martin-Moreno, F. J. García-Vidal, E. Devaux, T. W. Ebbesen, J. R. Krenn, I. P. Radko, S. I. Bozhevolnyi, M. U. Gonzalez, J.-C. Weeber, and A. Dereux, “Efficient unidirectional nanoslit couplers for surface plasmons,” Nat. Phys. 3(5), 324–328 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Makita, K.

T. Ishi, J. Fujikata, K. Makita, T. Baba, and K. Ohashi, “Si nano-photodiode with a surface plasmon antenna,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 44(12), L364–L366 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Martin-Moreno, L.

F. López-Tejeira, S. G. Rodrigo, L. Martin-Moreno, F. J. García-Vidal, E. Devaux, T. W. Ebbesen, J. R. Krenn, I. P. Radko, S. I. Bozhevolnyi, M. U. Gonzalez, J.-C. Weeber, and A. Dereux, “Efficient unidirectional nanoslit couplers for surface plasmons,” Nat. Phys. 3(5), 324–328 (2007).
[CrossRef]

H. J. Lezec, A. Degiron, E. Devaux, R. A. Linke, L. Martin-Moreno, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Beaming light from a subwavelength aperture,” Science 297(5582), 820–822 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Martín-Moreno, L.

F. J. García-Vidal, L. Martín-Moreno, T. W. Ebbesen, and L. Kuipers, “Light passing through subwavelength apertures,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 82(1), 729–787 (2010).
[CrossRef]

F. J. García-Vidal, H. J. Lezec, T. W. Ebbesen, and L. Martín-Moreno, “Multiple paths to enhance optical transmission through a single subwavelength slit,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 90(21), 213901 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. Martín-Moreno, F. J. García-Vidal, H. J. Lezec, A. Degiron, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Theory of highly directional emission from a single subwavelength aperture surrounded by surface corrugations,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 90(16), 167401 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Miller, D. A. B.

S. E. Kocabas, G. Veronis, D. A. B. Miller, and S. Fan, “Transmission line and equivalent circuit models for plasmonic waveguide components,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14(6), 1462–1472 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Min, Q.

Nakada, M.

J. Fujikata, T. Ishi, H. Yokota, K. Kato, M. Yanagisawa, M. Nakada, K. Ishihara, K. Ohashi, T. Thio, and R. A. Linke, “Surface plasmon enhancement effect and its application to near-field optical recording,” Trans. Magn. Soc. Jpn 4, 255–259 (2004).

Ohashi, K.

T. Ishi, J. Fujikata, K. Makita, T. Baba, and K. Ohashi, “Si nano-photodiode with a surface plasmon antenna,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 44(12), L364–L366 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Fujikata, T. Ishi, H. Yokota, K. Kato, M. Yanagisawa, M. Nakada, K. Ishihara, K. Ohashi, T. Thio, and R. A. Linke, “Surface plasmon enhancement effect and its application to near-field optical recording,” Trans. Magn. Soc. Jpn 4, 255–259 (2004).

Park, J. S.

L. Cao, J. S. Park, P. Fan, B. Clemens, and M. L. Brongersma, “Resonant germanium nanoantenna photodetectors,” Nano Lett. 10(4), 1229–1233 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Pellerin, K. M.

Radko, I. P.

F. López-Tejeira, S. G. Rodrigo, L. Martin-Moreno, F. J. García-Vidal, E. Devaux, T. W. Ebbesen, J. R. Krenn, I. P. Radko, S. I. Bozhevolnyi, M. U. Gonzalez, J.-C. Weeber, and A. Dereux, “Efficient unidirectional nanoslit couplers for surface plasmons,” Nat. Phys. 3(5), 324–328 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Rodrigo, S. G.

F. López-Tejeira, S. G. Rodrigo, L. Martin-Moreno, F. J. García-Vidal, E. Devaux, T. W. Ebbesen, J. R. Krenn, I. P. Radko, S. I. Bozhevolnyi, M. U. Gonzalez, J.-C. Weeber, and A. Dereux, “Efficient unidirectional nanoslit couplers for surface plasmons,” Nat. Phys. 3(5), 324–328 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Schouten, H. F.

G. Gbur, H. F. Schouten, and T. D. Visser, “Achieving superresolution in near-field optical data readout systems using surface plasmons,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87(19), 191109 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Shinada, S.

S. Shinada, J. Hashizume, and F. Koyama, “Surface plasmon resonance on microaperture vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser with metal grating,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83(5), 836–838 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Skigin, D. C.

D. C. Skigin and R. A. Depine, “Transmission resonances of metallic compound gratings with subwavelength slits,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 95(21), 217402 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Song, G.

B. Guo, G. Song, and L. Chen, “Plasmonic very-small-aperture lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 91(2), 021103 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Thio, T.

J. Fujikata, T. Ishi, H. Yokota, K. Kato, M. Yanagisawa, M. Nakada, K. Ishihara, K. Ohashi, T. Thio, and R. A. Linke, “Surface plasmon enhancement effect and its application to near-field optical recording,” Trans. Magn. Soc. Jpn 4, 255–259 (2004).

T. Thio, K. M. Pellerin, R. A. Linke, H. J. Lezec, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Enhanced light transmission through a single subwavelength aperture,” Opt. Lett. 26(24), 1972–1974 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. W. Ebbesen, H. J. Lezec, H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, and P. A. Wolff, “Extraordinary optical transmission through sub-wavelength hole arrays,” Nature 391(6668), 667–669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Veronis, G.

J. S. White, G. Veronis, Z. Yu, E. S. Barnard, A. Chandran, S. Fan, and M. L. Brongersma, “Extraordinary optical absorption through subwavelength slits,” Opt. Lett. 34(5), 686–688 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. E. Kocabas, G. Veronis, D. A. B. Miller, and S. Fan, “Transmission line and equivalent circuit models for plasmonic waveguide components,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14(6), 1462–1472 (2008).
[CrossRef]

G. Veronis and S. Fan, “Theoretical investigation of compact couplers between dielectric slab waveguides and two-dimensional metal-dielectric-metal plasmonic waveguides,” Opt. Express 15(3), 1211–1221 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z. Yu, G. Veronis, and S. Fan, andM. L. Brongersma “Design of mid-infrared photodetectors enhanced by surface plasmons on grating structures,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(15), 151116 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Verslegers, L.

Visser, T. D.

G. Gbur, H. F. Schouten, and T. D. Visser, “Achieving superresolution in near-field optical data readout systems using surface plasmons,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87(19), 191109 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Weeber, J.-C.

F. López-Tejeira, S. G. Rodrigo, L. Martin-Moreno, F. J. García-Vidal, E. Devaux, T. W. Ebbesen, J. R. Krenn, I. P. Radko, S. I. Bozhevolnyi, M. U. Gonzalez, J.-C. Weeber, and A. Dereux, “Efficient unidirectional nanoslit couplers for surface plasmons,” Nat. Phys. 3(5), 324–328 (2007).
[CrossRef]

White, J. S.

W. Cai, J. S. White, and M. L. Brongersma, “Compact, high-speed and power-efficient electrooptic plasmonic modulators,” Nano Lett. 9(12), 4403–4411 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. S. White, G. Veronis, Z. Yu, E. S. Barnard, A. Chandran, S. Fan, and M. L. Brongersma, “Extraordinary optical absorption through subwavelength slits,” Opt. Lett. 34(5), 686–688 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wolff, P. A.

T. W. Ebbesen, H. J. Lezec, H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, and P. A. Wolff, “Extraordinary optical transmission through sub-wavelength hole arrays,” Nature 391(6668), 667–669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Yanagisawa, M.

J. Fujikata, T. Ishi, H. Yokota, K. Kato, M. Yanagisawa, M. Nakada, K. Ishihara, K. Ohashi, T. Thio, and R. A. Linke, “Surface plasmon enhancement effect and its application to near-field optical recording,” Trans. Magn. Soc. Jpn 4, 255–259 (2004).

Yokota, H.

J. Fujikata, T. Ishi, H. Yokota, K. Kato, M. Yanagisawa, M. Nakada, K. Ishihara, K. Ohashi, T. Thio, and R. A. Linke, “Surface plasmon enhancement effect and its application to near-field optical recording,” Trans. Magn. Soc. Jpn 4, 255–259 (2004).

Yu, Z.

Appl. Phys. Lett.

Z. Yu, G. Veronis, and S. Fan, andM. L. Brongersma “Design of mid-infrared photodetectors enhanced by surface plasmons on grating structures,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(15), 151116 (2006).
[CrossRef]

G. Gbur, H. F. Schouten, and T. D. Visser, “Achieving superresolution in near-field optical data readout systems using surface plasmons,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87(19), 191109 (2005).
[CrossRef]

S. Shinada, J. Hashizume, and F. Koyama, “Surface plasmon resonance on microaperture vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser with metal grating,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83(5), 836–838 (2003).
[CrossRef]

B. Guo, G. Song, and L. Chen, “Plasmonic very-small-aperture lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 91(2), 021103 (2007).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.

S. E. Kocabas, G. Veronis, D. A. B. Miller, and S. Fan, “Transmission line and equivalent circuit models for plasmonic waveguide components,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14(6), 1462–1472 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys.

T. Ishi, J. Fujikata, K. Makita, T. Baba, and K. Ohashi, “Si nano-photodiode with a surface plasmon antenna,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 44(12), L364–L366 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Nano Lett.

W. Cai, J. S. White, and M. L. Brongersma, “Compact, high-speed and power-efficient electrooptic plasmonic modulators,” Nano Lett. 9(12), 4403–4411 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. Cao, J. S. Park, P. Fan, B. Clemens, and M. L. Brongersma, “Resonant germanium nanoantenna photodetectors,” Nano Lett. 10(4), 1229–1233 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Nat. Phys.

F. López-Tejeira, S. G. Rodrigo, L. Martin-Moreno, F. J. García-Vidal, E. Devaux, T. W. Ebbesen, J. R. Krenn, I. P. Radko, S. I. Bozhevolnyi, M. U. Gonzalez, J.-C. Weeber, and A. Dereux, “Efficient unidirectional nanoslit couplers for surface plasmons,” Nat. Phys. 3(5), 324–328 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Nature

T. W. Ebbesen, H. J. Lezec, H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, and P. A. Wolff, “Extraordinary optical transmission through sub-wavelength hole arrays,” Nature 391(6668), 667–669 (1998).
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C. Genet and T. W. Ebbesen, “Light in tiny holes,” Nature 445(7123), 39–46 (2007).
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W. L. Barnes, A. Dereux, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Surface plasmon subwavelength optics,” Nature 424(6950), 824–830 (2003).
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D. C. Skigin and R. A. Depine, “Transmission resonances of metallic compound gratings with subwavelength slits,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 95(21), 217402 (2005).
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F. J. García-Vidal, H. J. Lezec, T. W. Ebbesen, and L. Martín-Moreno, “Multiple paths to enhance optical transmission through a single subwavelength slit,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 90(21), 213901 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. Martín-Moreno, F. J. García-Vidal, H. J. Lezec, A. Degiron, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Theory of highly directional emission from a single subwavelength aperture surrounded by surface corrugations,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 90(16), 167401 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Proc. SPIE

K. Krishnakumar, “Micro-genetic algorithms for stationary and non-stationary function optimization,” Proc. SPIE 1196, 289–296 (1989).

Rev. Mod. Phys.

F. J. García-Vidal, L. Martín-Moreno, T. W. Ebbesen, and L. Kuipers, “Light passing through subwavelength apertures,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 82(1), 729–787 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Science

H. J. Lezec, A. Degiron, E. Devaux, R. A. Linke, L. Martin-Moreno, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Beaming light from a subwavelength aperture,” Science 297(5582), 820–822 (2002).
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Trans. Magn. Soc. Jpn

J. Fujikata, T. Ishi, H. Yokota, K. Kato, M. Yanagisawa, M. Nakada, K. Ishihara, K. Ohashi, T. Thio, and R. A. Linke, “Surface plasmon enhancement effect and its application to near-field optical recording,” Trans. Magn. Soc. Jpn 4, 255–259 (2004).

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Schematic of a structure consisting of a slit in a silver film with N microcavities at the entrance side, and M microcavities at the exit side of the slit deposited on a silica substrate. The slit is filled with germanium, while the microcavities are filled with silica. (b) Schematic of a bulk germanium photodetector with an anti-reflection coating. (c) Schematic defining the transmission cross section σT of a silver-germanium-silver waveguide through the structure above the entrance side of the slit of Fig. 1(a) for a normally incident plane wave from air. (d) Schematic defining the reflection coefficient r1 of the fundamental TM mode of a silver-germanium-silver waveguide at the interface of such a waveguide with the structure above the entrance side of the slit of Fig. 1(a). (e) Schematic defining the reflection coefficient r2 of the fundamental TM mode of a silver-germanium-silver waveguide at the interface of such a waveguide with the structure below the exit side of the slit of Fig. 1(a).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Schematic of a structure consisting of a single slit in a silver film deposited on a silica substrate. The slit is filled with germanium. (b) Absorption cross section σA in units of w (black line and circles), and absorption enhancement factor η (red line and circles) for the structure of Fig. 2(a) as a function of slit length L calculated using FDFD (circles) and scattering matrix theory (solid line). Results are shown for w = 50nm and λ0 = 1.55μm.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Schematic of a structure consisting of a slit in a silver film deposited on a silica substrate with a single microcavity at the entrance side of the slit. The slit is filled with germanium, while the microcavity is filled with silica. (b) Absorption cross section σA in units of w for the structure of Fig. 3(a) as a function of width wT1 and length dT1 of the microcavity calculated using FDFD. Results are shown for w = 50nm, L = 122nm, and λ0 = 1.55μm. (c) Profile of the magnetic field amplitude enhancement with respect to the field amplitude of the incident plane wave for the structure of Fig. 3(a) for wT1 = 380nm and dT1 = 200nm. All other parameters are as in Fig. 3(b).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Profile of the magnetic field amplitude enhancement with respect to the field amplitude of the incident plane wave for the optimized structure of Fig. 1(a) with N = M = 1. Results are shown for (wT1, dT1, wB1, dB1) = (300, 260, 860, 380) nm. All other parameters are as in Fig. 3(b). (b) Profile of the magnetic field amplitude enhancement with respect to the field amplitude of the incident plane wave for the optimized structure of Fig. 1(a) with N = M = 2. Results are shown for (wT1, dT1, wT2, dT2, wB1, dB1, wB2, dB2) = (1000, 390, 540, 200, 660, 220, 180, 210) nm. All other parameters are as in Fig. 3(b).

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Absorption cross section σA in units of w as a function of wavelength for the optimized structures of Fig. 1(a) with N = M = 0 (black line), N = M = 1 (red line), and N = M = 2 (green line). All other parameters for the N = M = 0, N = M = 1, and N = M = 2 cases are as in Figs. 3(b), 4(a), and 4(b), respectively.

Tables (1)

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Table 1 Absorption enhancement factor η, transmission cross section enhancement factor η2, resonance enhancement factor η3, and reflection coefficients r1, r2. Also shown is the absorption cross section σA in units of w, calculated using scattering matrix theory and FDFD. Results are shown for the optimized structures of Fig. 1(a) with (N, M) = (0, 0), (1, 0), (1, 1), and (2, 2).

Equations (2)

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σ A = f Ge σ T (1 | exp(γL) | 2 )(1+ | r 2 exp(γL) | 2 ) | 1 r 1 r 2 exp(2γL) | 2 ,
η σ A σ A,bulk = f Ge σ T (1|exp(γL | 2 )(1+| r 2 exp(γL) | 2 ) w(1|exp( γ 0 L | 2 )|1 r 1 r 2 exp(2γL) | 2 = η 1 η 2 η 3   

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