Abstract

Two superimposed gratings act to couple light to surface plasmon modes at a metal-air interface. A surface plasmon standing wave is created by generating two counter propagating plasmon waves. The wavelength and angle of incidence of the light that generates the surface plasmon standing wave can be selected by selecting the grating spacing of the couplers. The standing wave can then be out-coupled via the same gratings. In addition to affecting the transmission and reflection signals of the film the structure also enhances the light coupled into the forward- and the back-scattered direction.

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    [CrossRef]

2005

2004

T. Nikolajsen, K. Leosson and S. Bozhevolnyi, "Surface plasmon polariton based modulators and switches operating at telecom wavelengths," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5833-5835 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003

Y. Wang, "Wavelength selection with coupled surface plasmon waves," Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 4385-4387 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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

J. Yoon, G. Lee, S. Ho Song, C-H Oh and P-S. Kim, "Surface plasmon photonic band gaps in dielectric gratings on a flat metal surface," J. Appl. Phys. 94, 123-129 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002

A. Natansohn and P. Rochon, "Photoinduced motion in Azo-containing Polymers," Chem. Rev. 102, 4139-4175 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Uznanski and J. Pecherz, "Surface plasmon resonance of Azobenzene-incorporated polyelectrolyte thin films as an H+ indicator," J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 86, 1459-1464 (2002).
[CrossRef]

1999

F. Lemarchand, A. Sentenac, E. Cambril and H. Giovannini, " Study of the resonant behavior of waveguide gratings : increasing the angular tolerance of guided-mode filters," J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 1, 545-551 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1998

W. Knoll, "Interfaces and thin films as seen by bound electromagnetic waves," Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem. 49, 569-638 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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, 667-669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1996

W. L. Barnes, T. W. Priest, S. C. Kitson, and J. R. Sambles, "Physical origin of photonic energy gaps in the propagation of surface plasmons on gratings," Phys. Rev. B 54, 6227-6244 (1996).
[CrossRef]

S. C. Kitson, W. L. Barnes, and J. R. Sambles, "Full photonic band gap for surface modes in the visible," Phys. Rev. Lett. 13, 2670-2673 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1994

A. Nemetz, U. Fernandez and W. Knoll, "Surface plasmon field-enhanced Raman spectroscopy with double gratings," J. Appl. Phys. 75, 1582-1585 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1991

H. Knobloch and W. Knoll, "Raman-imaging and spectroscopy with surface plasmon light," J. Chem. Phys. 94, 835-841 (1991).
[CrossRef]

1988

C. Duschl and W. Knoll, "Structural characterization of Langmuir-Blodgett multilayer assemblies by surface plasmon polariton field-enhanced Raman spectroscopy," J. Chem. Phys. 88, 4062-4069 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1982

P. Sheng, R. S. Stepleman and P. N. Sanda, "Exact eigenfunctions for square-wave gratings: Application to diffraction and surface plasmon calculations," Phys. Rev. B 26, 2907-2916 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Barnes, W. L.

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

W. L. Barnes, T. W. Priest, S. C. Kitson, and J. R. Sambles, "Physical origin of photonic energy gaps in the propagation of surface plasmons on gratings," Phys. Rev. B 54, 6227-6244 (1996).
[CrossRef]

S. C. Kitson, W. L. Barnes, and J. R. Sambles, "Full photonic band gap for surface modes in the visible," Phys. Rev. Lett. 13, 2670-2673 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Bozhevolnyi, S.

T. Nikolajsen, K. Leosson and S. Bozhevolnyi, "Surface plasmon polariton based modulators and switches operating at telecom wavelengths," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5833-5835 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Cambril, E.

F. Lemarchand, A. Sentenac, E. Cambril and H. Giovannini, " Study of the resonant behavior of waveguide gratings : increasing the angular tolerance of guided-mode filters," J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 1, 545-551 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Dereux, A.

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

Duschl, C.

C. Duschl and W. Knoll, "Structural characterization of Langmuir-Blodgett multilayer assemblies by surface plasmon polariton field-enhanced Raman spectroscopy," J. Chem. Phys. 88, 4062-4069 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Ebbesen, T. W.

W. L. Barnes, A. Dereux and T. W. Ebbesen, "Surface plasmon subwavelength optics," Nature 424, 824-830 (2003).
[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, 667-669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Fernandez, U.

A. Nemetz, U. Fernandez and W. Knoll, "Surface plasmon field-enhanced Raman spectroscopy with double gratings," J. Appl. Phys. 75, 1582-1585 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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, 667-669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Giovannini, H.

F. Lemarchand, A. Sentenac, E. Cambril and H. Giovannini, " Study of the resonant behavior of waveguide gratings : increasing the angular tolerance of guided-mode filters," J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 1, 545-551 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Ho Song, S.

J. Yoon, G. Lee, S. Ho Song, C-H Oh and P-S. Kim, "Surface plasmon photonic band gaps in dielectric gratings on a flat metal surface," J. Appl. Phys. 94, 123-129 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Kim, P-S.

J. Yoon, G. Lee, S. Ho Song, C-H Oh and P-S. Kim, "Surface plasmon photonic band gaps in dielectric gratings on a flat metal surface," J. Appl. Phys. 94, 123-129 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Kitson, S. C.

W. L. Barnes, T. W. Priest, S. C. Kitson, and J. R. Sambles, "Physical origin of photonic energy gaps in the propagation of surface plasmons on gratings," Phys. Rev. B 54, 6227-6244 (1996).
[CrossRef]

S. C. Kitson, W. L. Barnes, and J. R. Sambles, "Full photonic band gap for surface modes in the visible," Phys. Rev. Lett. 13, 2670-2673 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Knobloch, H.

H. Knobloch and W. Knoll, "Raman-imaging and spectroscopy with surface plasmon light," J. Chem. Phys. 94, 835-841 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Knoll, W.

W. Knoll, "Interfaces and thin films as seen by bound electromagnetic waves," Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem. 49, 569-638 (1998).
[CrossRef]

A. Nemetz, U. Fernandez and W. Knoll, "Surface plasmon field-enhanced Raman spectroscopy with double gratings," J. Appl. Phys. 75, 1582-1585 (1994).
[CrossRef]

H. Knobloch and W. Knoll, "Raman-imaging and spectroscopy with surface plasmon light," J. Chem. Phys. 94, 835-841 (1991).
[CrossRef]

C. Duschl and W. Knoll, "Structural characterization of Langmuir-Blodgett multilayer assemblies by surface plasmon polariton field-enhanced Raman spectroscopy," J. Chem. Phys. 88, 4062-4069 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Lee, G.

J. Yoon, G. Lee, S. Ho Song, C-H Oh and P-S. Kim, "Surface plasmon photonic band gaps in dielectric gratings on a flat metal surface," J. Appl. Phys. 94, 123-129 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Lemarchand, F.

F. Lemarchand, A. Sentenac, E. Cambril and H. Giovannini, " Study of the resonant behavior of waveguide gratings : increasing the angular tolerance of guided-mode filters," J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 1, 545-551 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Lenaerts, C.

Leosson, K.

T. Nikolajsen, K. Leosson and S. Bozhevolnyi, "Surface plasmon polariton based modulators and switches operating at telecom wavelengths," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5833-5835 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Lévesque, L.

Lezec, H. J.

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, 667-669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Lion, Y.

Michel, F.

Natansohn, A.

A. Natansohn and P. Rochon, "Photoinduced motion in Azo-containing Polymers," Chem. Rev. 102, 4139-4175 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Nemetz, A.

A. Nemetz, U. Fernandez and W. Knoll, "Surface plasmon field-enhanced Raman spectroscopy with double gratings," J. Appl. Phys. 75, 1582-1585 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Nikolajsen, T.

T. Nikolajsen, K. Leosson and S. Bozhevolnyi, "Surface plasmon polariton based modulators and switches operating at telecom wavelengths," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5833-5835 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Oh, C-H

J. Yoon, G. Lee, S. Ho Song, C-H Oh and P-S. Kim, "Surface plasmon photonic band gaps in dielectric gratings on a flat metal surface," J. Appl. Phys. 94, 123-129 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Pecherz, J.

P. Uznanski and J. Pecherz, "Surface plasmon resonance of Azobenzene-incorporated polyelectrolyte thin films as an H+ indicator," J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 86, 1459-1464 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Priest, T. W.

W. L. Barnes, T. W. Priest, S. C. Kitson, and J. R. Sambles, "Physical origin of photonic energy gaps in the propagation of surface plasmons on gratings," Phys. Rev. B 54, 6227-6244 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Renotte, Y.

Rochon, P.

Sambles, J. R.

S. C. Kitson, W. L. Barnes, and J. R. Sambles, "Full photonic band gap for surface modes in the visible," Phys. Rev. Lett. 13, 2670-2673 (1996).
[CrossRef]

W. L. Barnes, T. W. Priest, S. C. Kitson, and J. R. Sambles, "Physical origin of photonic energy gaps in the propagation of surface plasmons on gratings," Phys. Rev. B 54, 6227-6244 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Sanda, P. N.

P. Sheng, R. S. Stepleman and P. N. Sanda, "Exact eigenfunctions for square-wave gratings: Application to diffraction and surface plasmon calculations," Phys. Rev. B 26, 2907-2916 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Sentenac, A.

F. Lemarchand, A. Sentenac, E. Cambril and H. Giovannini, " Study of the resonant behavior of waveguide gratings : increasing the angular tolerance of guided-mode filters," J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 1, 545-551 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Sheng, P.

P. Sheng, R. S. Stepleman and P. N. Sanda, "Exact eigenfunctions for square-wave gratings: Application to diffraction and surface plasmon calculations," Phys. Rev. B 26, 2907-2916 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Stepleman, R. S.

P. Sheng, R. S. Stepleman and P. N. Sanda, "Exact eigenfunctions for square-wave gratings: Application to diffraction and surface plasmon calculations," Phys. Rev. B 26, 2907-2916 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Thio, T.

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, 667-669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Tilkens, B.

Uznanski, P.

P. Uznanski and J. Pecherz, "Surface plasmon resonance of Azobenzene-incorporated polyelectrolyte thin films as an H+ indicator," J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 86, 1459-1464 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Y.

Y. Wang, "Wavelength selection with coupled surface plasmon waves," Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 4385-4387 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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, 667-669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Yoon, J.

J. Yoon, G. Lee, S. Ho Song, C-H Oh and P-S. Kim, "Surface plasmon photonic band gaps in dielectric gratings on a flat metal surface," J. Appl. Phys. 94, 123-129 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem.

W. Knoll, "Interfaces and thin films as seen by bound electromagnetic waves," Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem. 49, 569-638 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt.

Appl. Phys. Lett.

T. Nikolajsen, K. Leosson and S. Bozhevolnyi, "Surface plasmon polariton based modulators and switches operating at telecom wavelengths," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5833-5835 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Y. Wang, "Wavelength selection with coupled surface plasmon waves," Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 4385-4387 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Chem. Rev.

A. Natansohn and P. Rochon, "Photoinduced motion in Azo-containing Polymers," Chem. Rev. 102, 4139-4175 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Appl. Phys.

A. Nemetz, U. Fernandez and W. Knoll, "Surface plasmon field-enhanced Raman spectroscopy with double gratings," J. Appl. Phys. 75, 1582-1585 (1994).
[CrossRef]

J. Yoon, G. Lee, S. Ho Song, C-H Oh and P-S. Kim, "Surface plasmon photonic band gaps in dielectric gratings on a flat metal surface," J. Appl. Phys. 94, 123-129 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Polym. Sci.

P. Uznanski and J. Pecherz, "Surface plasmon resonance of Azobenzene-incorporated polyelectrolyte thin films as an H+ indicator," J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 86, 1459-1464 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Chem. Phys.

C. Duschl and W. Knoll, "Structural characterization of Langmuir-Blodgett multilayer assemblies by surface plasmon polariton field-enhanced Raman spectroscopy," J. Chem. Phys. 88, 4062-4069 (1988).
[CrossRef]

H. Knobloch and W. Knoll, "Raman-imaging and spectroscopy with surface plasmon light," J. Chem. Phys. 94, 835-841 (1991).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt.

F. Lemarchand, A. Sentenac, E. Cambril and H. Giovannini, " Study of the resonant behavior of waveguide gratings : increasing the angular tolerance of guided-mode filters," J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 1, 545-551 (1999).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A

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, 667-669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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

Phys. Rev. B

P. Sheng, R. S. Stepleman and P. N. Sanda, "Exact eigenfunctions for square-wave gratings: Application to diffraction and surface plasmon calculations," Phys. Rev. B 26, 2907-2916 (1982).
[CrossRef]

W. L. Barnes, T. W. Priest, S. C. Kitson, and J. R. Sambles, "Physical origin of photonic energy gaps in the propagation of surface plasmons on gratings," Phys. Rev. B 54, 6227-6244 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett.

S. C. Kitson, W. L. Barnes, and J. R. Sambles, "Full photonic band gap for surface modes in the visible," Phys. Rev. Lett. 13, 2670-2673 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Other

W. C. Tan, T. W. Priest, and R. J. Sambles, "Resonant tunneling of light through thin metal films via strongly localized surface plasmons," Phys. Rev. B 62, 11, 134- 11 138 (2000).
[CrossRef]

A. Sentenac and A.-L. Fehrembach, "Angular tolerant resonant grating filters under oblique incidence," J. Opt Soc. Am. A 22, 475-480 (2005).

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Figures (7)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Generation of a surface plasma standing wave by counter propagating waves produced by two coupling gratings.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

An incident beam generates an SP standing wave that re-emits in four directions.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Doubly corrugated surface spacings.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Reflection spectrum at an angle of incidence of 2°.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Reflectivity curves as a function of wavelength from 550 nm to 1000 nm for various incident angles. Counter propagating plasmons are generated at 8.5° and for λ~ 633 nm

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Backscattered signal as a function of the incident at 633 nm.

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

p-polarized light at 633 nm scattered in the forward direction.

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h ( x ) = h 0 + Δ h cos ( K 1 + K 2 2 x ) cos ( K 1 K 2 2 x )
k 1 x + = ω 1 c sin ( θ ) + K 1 k 1 x = ω 2 c sin ( θ ) K 1 k 2 x + = ω 3 c sin ( θ ) + K 2 k 2 x = ω 4 c sin ( θ ) K 2
k sp = ω c ε gold ε air ε gold + ε air
k 0 sin ( θ out ) = k 0 sin ( θ i ) + ( n i + n o ) K 1 + ( m i + m o ) K 2

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