Abstract

We propose a direct experimental set-up to observe the directional beaming effect of surface plasmon. A single diffracted beam from an asymmetric-sided surface corrugation is demonstrated. A single subwavelength slit with an asymmetric structure was fabricated using a focused ion beam (FIB) onto a metal surface with a glass substrate. By means of surface plasmon (SP) diffraction, the directionality of the light can be changed by the period of the metallic gratings. We show corresponding numerical simulations achieved by a Rigorous Coupled-Wave Analysis (RCWA) method and a Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) method. The simulation results were in agreement with the experimental data.

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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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2006 (4)

C. T. Wang, C. L. Du, Y. G. Lv, and X. G. Luo, "Surface electromagnetic wave excitation and diffraction by subwavelength slit with periodically patterned metallic grooves," Opt. Express 14, 5671-5681 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Caglayan, I. Bulu, and E. Ozbay, "Plasmonic structures with extraordinary transmission and highly directional beaming properties," Microwave Opt. Technol. Lett. 48, 2491-2496 (2006).
[CrossRef]

D. Z. Lin, C. K. Chang, Y. C. Chen, D. L. Yang, M. W. Lin, J. T. Yeh, J. M. Liu, C. H. Kuan, C. S. Yeh, and C. K. Lee, "Beaming light from a subwavelength metal slit surrounded by dielectric surface gratings," Opt. Express 14, 3503-3511 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. K. Lee, C. L. Lin, D. Z. Lin, T. D. Cheng, C. K. Chang, L. B. Yu, and C. S. Yeh, "Developing a nanowriter system: Simulation and experimental set-up of a plasmonic-based lens design," Mater. Sci. Forum 505-507, 1-6 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005 (2)

D. McGloin, and K. Dholakia, "Bessel beams: diffraction in a new light," Contemp. Phys. 46, 15-28 (2005).
[CrossRef]

L. B. Yu, D. Z. Lin, Y. C. Chen, Y. C. Chang, K. T. Huang, J. W. Liaw, J. T. Yeh, J. M. Liu, C. S. Yeh, and C. K. Lee, "Physical origin of directional beaming emitted from a subwavelength slit," Phys. Rev. B 71, 041405 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004 (2)

J. Hashizume, and F. Koyama, "Plasmon enhanced optical near-field probing of metal nanoaperture surface emitting laser," Opt. Express 12, 6391-6396 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Hashizume, and F. Koyama, "Plasmon-enhancement of optical near-field of metal nanoaperture surfaceemitting laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 3226-3228 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (4)

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

L. Martin-Moreno, F. J. Garcia-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, 167401 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. J. Garcia-Vidal, L. Martin-Moreno, H. J. Lezec, and T. W. Ebbesen, "Focusing light with a single subwavelength aperture flanked by surface corrugations," Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 4500-4502 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Bravo-Abad, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, and L. Martin-Moreno, "Wavelength de-multiplexing properties of a single aperture flanked by periodic arrays of indentations," Photon. Nanostruct. 1, 55-62 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002 (1)

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, 820-822 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2001 (1)

Bravo-Abad, J.

J. Bravo-Abad, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, and L. Martin-Moreno, "Wavelength de-multiplexing properties of a single aperture flanked by periodic arrays of indentations," Photon. Nanostruct. 1, 55-62 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Bulu, I.

H. Caglayan, I. Bulu, and E. Ozbay, "Plasmonic structures with extraordinary transmission and highly directional beaming properties," Microwave Opt. Technol. Lett. 48, 2491-2496 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Caglayan, H.

H. Caglayan, I. Bulu, and E. Ozbay, "Plasmonic structures with extraordinary transmission and highly directional beaming properties," Microwave Opt. Technol. Lett. 48, 2491-2496 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Chang, C. K.

D. Z. Lin, C. K. Chang, Y. C. Chen, D. L. Yang, M. W. Lin, J. T. Yeh, J. M. Liu, C. H. Kuan, C. S. Yeh, and C. K. Lee, "Beaming light from a subwavelength metal slit surrounded by dielectric surface gratings," Opt. Express 14, 3503-3511 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. K. Lee, C. L. Lin, D. Z. Lin, T. D. Cheng, C. K. Chang, L. B. Yu, and C. S. Yeh, "Developing a nanowriter system: Simulation and experimental set-up of a plasmonic-based lens design," Mater. Sci. Forum 505-507, 1-6 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Chang, Y. C.

L. B. Yu, D. Z. Lin, Y. C. Chen, Y. C. Chang, K. T. Huang, J. W. Liaw, J. T. Yeh, J. M. Liu, C. S. Yeh, and C. K. Lee, "Physical origin of directional beaming emitted from a subwavelength slit," Phys. Rev. B 71, 041405 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Chen, Y. C.

D. Z. Lin, C. K. Chang, Y. C. Chen, D. L. Yang, M. W. Lin, J. T. Yeh, J. M. Liu, C. H. Kuan, C. S. Yeh, and C. K. Lee, "Beaming light from a subwavelength metal slit surrounded by dielectric surface gratings," Opt. Express 14, 3503-3511 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. B. Yu, D. Z. Lin, Y. C. Chen, Y. C. Chang, K. T. Huang, J. W. Liaw, J. T. Yeh, J. M. Liu, C. S. Yeh, and C. K. Lee, "Physical origin of directional beaming emitted from a subwavelength slit," Phys. Rev. B 71, 041405 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Cheng, T. D.

C. K. Lee, C. L. Lin, D. Z. Lin, T. D. Cheng, C. K. Chang, L. B. Yu, and C. S. Yeh, "Developing a nanowriter system: Simulation and experimental set-up of a plasmonic-based lens design," Mater. Sci. Forum 505-507, 1-6 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Degiron, A.

L. Martin-Moreno, F. J. Garcia-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, 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, 820-822 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Devaux, E.

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, 820-822 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Dholakia, K.

D. McGloin, and K. Dholakia, "Bessel beams: diffraction in a new light," Contemp. Phys. 46, 15-28 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Du, C. L.

Ebbesen, T. W.

L. Martin-Moreno, F. J. Garcia-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, 167401 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. J. Garcia-Vidal, L. Martin-Moreno, H. J. Lezec, and T. W. Ebbesen, "Focusing light with a single subwavelength aperture flanked by surface corrugations," Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 4500-4502 (2003).
[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, 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, 1972-1974 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Garcia-Vidal, F. J.

F. J. Garcia-Vidal, L. Martin-Moreno, H. J. Lezec, and T. W. Ebbesen, "Focusing light with a single subwavelength aperture flanked by surface corrugations," Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 4500-4502 (2003).
[CrossRef]

L. Martin-Moreno, F. J. Garcia-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, 167401 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Bravo-Abad, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, and L. Martin-Moreno, "Wavelength de-multiplexing properties of a single aperture flanked by periodic arrays of indentations," Photon. Nanostruct. 1, 55-62 (2003).
[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, 820-822 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hashizume, J.

J. Hashizume, and F. Koyama, "Plasmon enhanced optical near-field probing of metal nanoaperture surface emitting laser," Opt. Express 12, 6391-6396 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Hashizume, and F. Koyama, "Plasmon-enhancement of optical near-field of metal nanoaperture surfaceemitting laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 3226-3228 (2004).
[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, 836-838 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Huang, K. T.

L. B. Yu, D. Z. Lin, Y. C. Chen, Y. C. Chang, K. T. Huang, J. W. Liaw, J. T. Yeh, J. M. Liu, C. S. Yeh, and C. K. Lee, "Physical origin of directional beaming emitted from a subwavelength slit," Phys. Rev. B 71, 041405 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Koyama, F.

J. Hashizume, and F. Koyama, "Plasmon enhanced optical near-field probing of metal nanoaperture surface emitting laser," Opt. Express 12, 6391-6396 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Hashizume, and F. Koyama, "Plasmon-enhancement of optical near-field of metal nanoaperture surfaceemitting laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 3226-3228 (2004).
[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, 836-838 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Kuan, C. H.

Lee, C. K.

D. Z. Lin, C. K. Chang, Y. C. Chen, D. L. Yang, M. W. Lin, J. T. Yeh, J. M. Liu, C. H. Kuan, C. S. Yeh, and C. K. Lee, "Beaming light from a subwavelength metal slit surrounded by dielectric surface gratings," Opt. Express 14, 3503-3511 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. K. Lee, C. L. Lin, D. Z. Lin, T. D. Cheng, C. K. Chang, L. B. Yu, and C. S. Yeh, "Developing a nanowriter system: Simulation and experimental set-up of a plasmonic-based lens design," Mater. Sci. Forum 505-507, 1-6 (2006).
[CrossRef]

L. B. Yu, D. Z. Lin, Y. C. Chen, Y. C. Chang, K. T. Huang, J. W. Liaw, J. T. Yeh, J. M. Liu, C. S. Yeh, and C. K. Lee, "Physical origin of directional beaming emitted from a subwavelength slit," Phys. Rev. B 71, 041405 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Lezec, H. J.

L. Martin-Moreno, F. J. Garcia-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, 167401 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. J. Garcia-Vidal, L. Martin-Moreno, H. J. Lezec, and T. W. Ebbesen, "Focusing light with a single subwavelength aperture flanked by surface corrugations," Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 4500-4502 (2003).
[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, 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, 1972-1974 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Liaw, J. W.

L. B. Yu, D. Z. Lin, Y. C. Chen, Y. C. Chang, K. T. Huang, J. W. Liaw, J. T. Yeh, J. M. Liu, C. S. Yeh, and C. K. Lee, "Physical origin of directional beaming emitted from a subwavelength slit," Phys. Rev. B 71, 041405 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Lin, C. L.

C. K. Lee, C. L. Lin, D. Z. Lin, T. D. Cheng, C. K. Chang, L. B. Yu, and C. S. Yeh, "Developing a nanowriter system: Simulation and experimental set-up of a plasmonic-based lens design," Mater. Sci. Forum 505-507, 1-6 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Lin, D. Z.

C. K. Lee, C. L. Lin, D. Z. Lin, T. D. Cheng, C. K. Chang, L. B. Yu, and C. S. Yeh, "Developing a nanowriter system: Simulation and experimental set-up of a plasmonic-based lens design," Mater. Sci. Forum 505-507, 1-6 (2006).
[CrossRef]

D. Z. Lin, C. K. Chang, Y. C. Chen, D. L. Yang, M. W. Lin, J. T. Yeh, J. M. Liu, C. H. Kuan, C. S. Yeh, and C. K. Lee, "Beaming light from a subwavelength metal slit surrounded by dielectric surface gratings," Opt. Express 14, 3503-3511 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. B. Yu, D. Z. Lin, Y. C. Chen, Y. C. Chang, K. T. Huang, J. W. Liaw, J. T. Yeh, J. M. Liu, C. S. Yeh, and C. K. Lee, "Physical origin of directional beaming emitted from a subwavelength slit," Phys. Rev. B 71, 041405 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Lin, M. W.

Linke, R. A.

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, 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, 1972-1974 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Liu, J. M.

D. Z. Lin, C. K. Chang, Y. C. Chen, D. L. Yang, M. W. Lin, J. T. Yeh, J. M. Liu, C. H. Kuan, C. S. Yeh, and C. K. Lee, "Beaming light from a subwavelength metal slit surrounded by dielectric surface gratings," Opt. Express 14, 3503-3511 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. B. Yu, D. Z. Lin, Y. C. Chen, Y. C. Chang, K. T. Huang, J. W. Liaw, J. T. Yeh, J. M. Liu, C. S. Yeh, and C. K. Lee, "Physical origin of directional beaming emitted from a subwavelength slit," Phys. Rev. B 71, 041405 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Luo, X. G.

Lv, Y. G.

Martin-Moreno, L.

L. Martin-Moreno, F. J. Garcia-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, 167401 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. J. Garcia-Vidal, L. Martin-Moreno, H. J. Lezec, and T. W. Ebbesen, "Focusing light with a single subwavelength aperture flanked by surface corrugations," Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 4500-4502 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Bravo-Abad, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, and L. Martin-Moreno, "Wavelength de-multiplexing properties of a single aperture flanked by periodic arrays of indentations," Photon. Nanostruct. 1, 55-62 (2003).
[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, 820-822 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

McGloin, D.

D. McGloin, and K. Dholakia, "Bessel beams: diffraction in a new light," Contemp. Phys. 46, 15-28 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Ozbay, E.

H. Caglayan, I. Bulu, and E. Ozbay, "Plasmonic structures with extraordinary transmission and highly directional beaming properties," Microwave Opt. Technol. Lett. 48, 2491-2496 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Pellerin, K. M.

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, 836-838 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Thio, T.

Wang, C. T.

Yang, D. L.

Yeh, C. S.

D. Z. Lin, C. K. Chang, Y. C. Chen, D. L. Yang, M. W. Lin, J. T. Yeh, J. M. Liu, C. H. Kuan, C. S. Yeh, and C. K. Lee, "Beaming light from a subwavelength metal slit surrounded by dielectric surface gratings," Opt. Express 14, 3503-3511 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. K. Lee, C. L. Lin, D. Z. Lin, T. D. Cheng, C. K. Chang, L. B. Yu, and C. S. Yeh, "Developing a nanowriter system: Simulation and experimental set-up of a plasmonic-based lens design," Mater. Sci. Forum 505-507, 1-6 (2006).
[CrossRef]

L. B. Yu, D. Z. Lin, Y. C. Chen, Y. C. Chang, K. T. Huang, J. W. Liaw, J. T. Yeh, J. M. Liu, C. S. Yeh, and C. K. Lee, "Physical origin of directional beaming emitted from a subwavelength slit," Phys. Rev. B 71, 041405 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Yeh, J. T.

D. Z. Lin, C. K. Chang, Y. C. Chen, D. L. Yang, M. W. Lin, J. T. Yeh, J. M. Liu, C. H. Kuan, C. S. Yeh, and C. K. Lee, "Beaming light from a subwavelength metal slit surrounded by dielectric surface gratings," Opt. Express 14, 3503-3511 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. B. Yu, D. Z. Lin, Y. C. Chen, Y. C. Chang, K. T. Huang, J. W. Liaw, J. T. Yeh, J. M. Liu, C. S. Yeh, and C. K. Lee, "Physical origin of directional beaming emitted from a subwavelength slit," Phys. Rev. B 71, 041405 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Yu, L. B.

C. K. Lee, C. L. Lin, D. Z. Lin, T. D. Cheng, C. K. Chang, L. B. Yu, and C. S. Yeh, "Developing a nanowriter system: Simulation and experimental set-up of a plasmonic-based lens design," Mater. Sci. Forum 505-507, 1-6 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Observed colors as a result of the superposition of negative beaming angles of the symmetric-sided surface structure. (Note: the suffix 1 and 2 represent the SP diffraction from a left and right side, respectively)

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) Schematic of an asymmetric-sided (AS) structure used in the simulations; (b) Definition of a positive (left) and negative (right) directional beaming angle.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a) FDTD simulation results for different periods of the AS structures with 60nm groove depths and 633nm incident wavelength. The far-field angles (beaming angles) can be determined by the far-field calculations of the Poynting vector (Sz) at the output surface; (b) FDTD simulation results for different grating depths, which range from 50nm to 100nm for a 500nm grating period.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(a) Concept of the Helmholtz reciprocity theorem; (b) RCWA simulation results for different periods of an AS structure (simulation conditions identical to that in Fig. 3(a)).

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

(1.49MB) Movie of a beaming phenomenon at different z cross sections under white light illumination. Optical transmission image of an AS structure when the focal plane is on the surface (left) and at a distance of 30μm (right). The periods of the asymmetric-sided structure are in the range from 650nm to 450nm. The dashed line indicates the position of the central slit (zero degrees). The light beam polarizations are all p-polarized except the last one which is s-polarized. (The objective is 20X with NA equal to 0.5) [Media 1]

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Table 1. Experimental vs. simulation results of the beaming angle at incident wavelength equals to 633 nm.

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k sp i 2 π p = k 0 sin θ

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