Abstract

We show that putting an ultra-thin anisotropic metamaterial layer on a plasmonic surface significantly enriches the surface wave (SW) characteristics of the system, which now supports SWs with transverse-magnetic (TM) and transverse-electric (TE) polarizations simultaneously. In addition, the generated SWs exhibit hybridized polarization characteristics in certain cases, and a SW band gap opens within a particular propagation direction range. We designed and fabricated a realistic structure based on the proposed model, and combined microwave experiments with full-wave simulations to verify the fascinating theoretical predictions. Several potential applications of the proposed system are discussed in the end.

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2013

X. P. Shen, T. J. Cui, D. Martin-Cano, and F. J. Garcia-Vidal, “Conformal surface plasmons propagating on ultrathin and flexible films,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.110(1), 40–45 (2013).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2012

S. L. Sun, Q. He, S. Y. Xiao, Q. Xu, X. Li, and L. Zhou, “Gradient-index meta-surfaces as a bridge linking propagating waves and surface waves,” Nat. Mater.11(5), 426–431 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Aieta, P. Genevet, M. A. Kats, N. F. Yu, R. Blanchard, Z. Gaburro, and F. Capasso, “Aberration-free ultrathin flat lenses and axicons at telecom wavelengths based on plasmonic metasurfaces,” Nano Lett.12(9), 4932–4936 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2011

H. J. Rance, I. R. Hooper, A. P. Hibbins, and J. R. Sambles, “Structurally dictated anisotropic designer surface plasmons,” Appl. Phys. Lett.99(18), 181107 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Y. G. Ma, L. Lan, S. M. Zhong, and C. K. Ong, “Experimental demonstration of subwavelength domino plasmon devices for compact high-frequency circuit,” Opt. Express19(22), 21189–21198 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2010

2008

J. M. Hao and L. Zhou, “Electromagnetic wave scatterings by anisotropic metamaterials: Generalized 4×4 transfer-matrix method,” Phys. Rev. B77(9), 094201 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007

J. M. Hao, L. Zhou, and C. T. Chan, “An effective-medium model for high-impedance surfaces,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process.87(2), 281–284 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. M. Hao, Y. Yuan, L. X. Ran, T. Jiang, J. A. Kong, C. T. Chan, and L. Zhou, “Manipulating electromagnetic wave polarizations by anisotropic metamaterials,” Phys. Rev. Lett.99(6), 063908 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2006

S. A. Maier, S. R. Andrews, L. Martín-Moreno, and F. J. García-Vidal, “Terahertz surface plasmon-polariton propagation and focusing on periodically corrugated metal wires,” Phys. Rev. Lett.97(17), 176805 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. I. Bozhevolnyi, V. S. Volkov, E. Devaux, J. Y. Laluet, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Channel plasmon subwavelength waveguide components including interferometers and ring resonators,” Nature440(7083), 508–511 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. Ozbay, “Plasmonics: merging photonics and electronics at nanoscale dimensions,” Science311(5758), 189–193 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2005

A. V. Zayats, I. I. Smolyaninov, and A. A. Maradudin, “Nano-optics of surface plasmon polaritons,” Phys. Rep.408(3–4), 131–314 (2005).
[CrossRef]

F. J. Garcia-Vidal, L. Martin-Moreno, and J. B. Pendry, “Surfaces with holes in them: new plasmonic metamaterials,” J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt.7(2), S97–S101 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004

J. B. Pendry, L. Martín-Moreno, and F. J. Garcia-Vidal, “Mimicking surface plasmons with structured surfaces,” Science305(5685), 847–848 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. L. Barnes, W. A. Murray, J. Dintinger, E. Devaux, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Surface plasmon polaritons and their role in the enhanced transmission of light through periodic arrays of subwavelength holes in a metal film,” Phys. Rev. Lett.92(10), 107401 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. Hutter and J. H. Fendler, “Exploitation of localized surface plasmon resonance,” Adv. Mater.16(19), 1685–1706 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Saxler, J. G. Rivas, C. Janke, H. P. M. Pellemans, P. H. Bolivar, and H. Kurz, “Time-domain measurements of surface plasmon polaritons in the terahertz frequency range,” Phys. Rev. B69(15), 155427 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003

W. L. Barnes, A. Dereux, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Surface plasmon subwavelength optics,” Nature424(6950), 824–830 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. A. Maier, P. G. Kik, H. A. Atwater, S. Meltzer, E. Harel, B. E. Koel, and A. A. G. Requicha, “Local detection of electromagnetic energy transport below the diffraction limit in metal nanoparticle plasmon waveguides,” Nat. Mater.2(4), 229–232 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2001

See, for example,D. Deslandes and K. Wu, “Integrated microstrip and rectangular waveguide in planar form,” IEEE Microw. Wirel. Compon. Lett.11(2), 68–70 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1999

D. Sievenpiper, L. Zhang, R. Broas, N. G. Alexopolous, and E. Yablonovitch, “High-impedance electromagnetic surfaces with a forbidden frequency band,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech.47(11), 2059–2074 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1998

T. W. Ebbesen, H. J. Lezec, H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, and P. A. Wolff, “Extraordinary optical transmission through sub-wavelength hole arrays,” Nature391(6668), 667–669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, D. E. Grupp, T. W. Ebbesen, and H. J. Lezec, “Surface plasmons enhance optical transmission through subwavelength holes,” Phys. Rev. B58(11), 6779–6782 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1997

S. M. Nie and S. R. Emory, “Probing single molecules and single nanoparticles by surface-enhanced raman scattering,” Science275(5303), 1102–1106 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Kneipp, Y. Wang, H. Kneipp, L. T. Perelman, I. Itzkan, R. R. Dasari, and M. S. Feld, “Single molecule detection using Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS),” Phys. Rev. Lett.78(9), 1667–1670 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Aieta, F.

F. Aieta, P. Genevet, M. A. Kats, N. F. Yu, R. Blanchard, Z. Gaburro, and F. Capasso, “Aberration-free ultrathin flat lenses and axicons at telecom wavelengths based on plasmonic metasurfaces,” Nano Lett.12(9), 4932–4936 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Alexopolous, N. G.

D. Sievenpiper, L. Zhang, R. Broas, N. G. Alexopolous, and E. Yablonovitch, “High-impedance electromagnetic surfaces with a forbidden frequency band,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech.47(11), 2059–2074 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Andrews, S. R.

S. A. Maier, S. R. Andrews, L. Martín-Moreno, and F. J. García-Vidal, “Terahertz surface plasmon-polariton propagation and focusing on periodically corrugated metal wires,” Phys. Rev. Lett.97(17), 176805 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Atwater, H. A.

S. A. Maier, P. G. Kik, H. A. Atwater, S. Meltzer, E. Harel, B. E. Koel, and A. A. G. Requicha, “Local detection of electromagnetic energy transport below the diffraction limit in metal nanoparticle plasmon waveguides,” Nat. Mater.2(4), 229–232 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Barnes, W. L.

W. L. Barnes, W. A. Murray, J. Dintinger, E. Devaux, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Surface plasmon polaritons and their role in the enhanced transmission of light through periodic arrays of subwavelength holes in a metal film,” Phys. Rev. Lett.92(10), 107401 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. L. Barnes, A. Dereux, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Surface plasmon subwavelength optics,” Nature424(6950), 824–830 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Blanchard, R.

F. Aieta, P. Genevet, M. A. Kats, N. F. Yu, R. Blanchard, Z. Gaburro, and F. Capasso, “Aberration-free ultrathin flat lenses and axicons at telecom wavelengths based on plasmonic metasurfaces,” Nano Lett.12(9), 4932–4936 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bolivar, P. H.

J. Saxler, J. G. Rivas, C. Janke, H. P. M. Pellemans, P. H. Bolivar, and H. Kurz, “Time-domain measurements of surface plasmon polaritons in the terahertz frequency range,” Phys. Rev. B69(15), 155427 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Bozhevolnyi, S. I.

S. I. Bozhevolnyi, V. S. Volkov, E. Devaux, J. Y. Laluet, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Channel plasmon subwavelength waveguide components including interferometers and ring resonators,” Nature440(7083), 508–511 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Broas, R.

D. Sievenpiper, L. Zhang, R. Broas, N. G. Alexopolous, and E. Yablonovitch, “High-impedance electromagnetic surfaces with a forbidden frequency band,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech.47(11), 2059–2074 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Capasso, F.

F. Aieta, P. Genevet, M. A. Kats, N. F. Yu, R. Blanchard, Z. Gaburro, and F. Capasso, “Aberration-free ultrathin flat lenses and axicons at telecom wavelengths based on plasmonic metasurfaces,” Nano Lett.12(9), 4932–4936 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chan, C. T.

J. M. Hao, Y. Yuan, L. X. Ran, T. Jiang, J. A. Kong, C. T. Chan, and L. Zhou, “Manipulating electromagnetic wave polarizations by anisotropic metamaterials,” Phys. Rev. Lett.99(6), 063908 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. M. Hao, L. Zhou, and C. T. Chan, “An effective-medium model for high-impedance surfaces,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process.87(2), 281–284 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Cui, T. J.

X. P. Shen, T. J. Cui, D. Martin-Cano, and F. J. Garcia-Vidal, “Conformal surface plasmons propagating on ultrathin and flexible films,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.110(1), 40–45 (2013).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Dasari, R. R.

K. Kneipp, Y. Wang, H. Kneipp, L. T. Perelman, I. Itzkan, R. R. Dasari, and M. S. Feld, “Single molecule detection using Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS),” Phys. Rev. Lett.78(9), 1667–1670 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Dereux, A.

W. L. Barnes, A. Dereux, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Surface plasmon subwavelength optics,” Nature424(6950), 824–830 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Deslandes, D.

See, for example,D. Deslandes and K. Wu, “Integrated microstrip and rectangular waveguide in planar form,” IEEE Microw. Wirel. Compon. Lett.11(2), 68–70 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Devaux, E.

S. I. Bozhevolnyi, V. S. Volkov, E. Devaux, J. Y. Laluet, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Channel plasmon subwavelength waveguide components including interferometers and ring resonators,” Nature440(7083), 508–511 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. L. Barnes, W. A. Murray, J. Dintinger, E. Devaux, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Surface plasmon polaritons and their role in the enhanced transmission of light through periodic arrays of subwavelength holes in a metal film,” Phys. Rev. Lett.92(10), 107401 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Dintinger, J.

W. L. Barnes, W. A. Murray, J. Dintinger, E. Devaux, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Surface plasmon polaritons and their role in the enhanced transmission of light through periodic arrays of subwavelength holes in a metal film,” Phys. Rev. Lett.92(10), 107401 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ebbesen, T. W.

S. I. Bozhevolnyi, V. S. Volkov, E. Devaux, J. Y. Laluet, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Channel plasmon subwavelength waveguide components including interferometers and ring resonators,” Nature440(7083), 508–511 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. L. Barnes, W. A. Murray, J. Dintinger, E. Devaux, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Surface plasmon polaritons and their role in the enhanced transmission of light through periodic arrays of subwavelength holes in a metal film,” Phys. Rev. Lett.92(10), 107401 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. L. Barnes, A. Dereux, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Surface plasmon subwavelength optics,” Nature424(6950), 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,” Nature391(6668), 667–669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, D. E. Grupp, T. W. Ebbesen, and H. J. Lezec, “Surface plasmons enhance optical transmission through subwavelength holes,” Phys. Rev. B58(11), 6779–6782 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Emory, S. R.

S. M. Nie and S. R. Emory, “Probing single molecules and single nanoparticles by surface-enhanced raman scattering,” Science275(5303), 1102–1106 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Feld, M. S.

K. Kneipp, Y. Wang, H. Kneipp, L. T. Perelman, I. Itzkan, R. R. Dasari, and M. S. Feld, “Single molecule detection using Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS),” Phys. Rev. Lett.78(9), 1667–1670 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Fendler, J. H.

E. Hutter and J. H. Fendler, “Exploitation of localized surface plasmon resonance,” Adv. Mater.16(19), 1685–1706 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Fernandez-Dominguez, A. I.

Gaburro, Z.

F. Aieta, P. Genevet, M. A. Kats, N. F. Yu, R. Blanchard, Z. Gaburro, and F. Capasso, “Aberration-free ultrathin flat lenses and axicons at telecom wavelengths based on plasmonic metasurfaces,” Nano Lett.12(9), 4932–4936 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Garcia-Vidal, F. J.

X. P. Shen, T. J. Cui, D. Martin-Cano, and F. J. Garcia-Vidal, “Conformal surface plasmons propagating on ultrathin and flexible films,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.110(1), 40–45 (2013).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Martin-Cano, M. L. Nesterov, A. I. Fernandez-Dominguez, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, L. Martin-Moreno, and E. Moreno, “Domino plasmons for subwavelength terahertz circuitry,” Opt. Express18(2), 754–764 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. J. Garcia-Vidal, L. Martin-Moreno, and J. B. Pendry, “Surfaces with holes in them: new plasmonic metamaterials,” J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt.7(2), S97–S101 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. B. Pendry, L. Martín-Moreno, and F. J. Garcia-Vidal, “Mimicking surface plasmons with structured surfaces,” Science305(5685), 847–848 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

García-Vidal, F. J.

S. A. Maier, S. R. Andrews, L. Martín-Moreno, and F. J. García-Vidal, “Terahertz surface plasmon-polariton propagation and focusing on periodically corrugated metal wires,” Phys. Rev. Lett.97(17), 176805 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Genevet, P.

F. Aieta, P. Genevet, M. A. Kats, N. F. Yu, R. Blanchard, Z. Gaburro, and F. Capasso, “Aberration-free ultrathin flat lenses and axicons at telecom wavelengths based on plasmonic metasurfaces,” Nano Lett.12(9), 4932–4936 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ghaemi, H. F.

H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, D. E. Grupp, T. W. Ebbesen, and H. J. Lezec, “Surface plasmons enhance optical transmission through subwavelength holes,” Phys. Rev. B58(11), 6779–6782 (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,” Nature391(6668), 667–669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Grupp, D. E.

H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, D. E. Grupp, T. W. Ebbesen, and H. J. Lezec, “Surface plasmons enhance optical transmission through subwavelength holes,” Phys. Rev. B58(11), 6779–6782 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Hao, J. M.

J. M. Hao and L. Zhou, “Electromagnetic wave scatterings by anisotropic metamaterials: Generalized 4×4 transfer-matrix method,” Phys. Rev. B77(9), 094201 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. M. Hao, L. Zhou, and C. T. Chan, “An effective-medium model for high-impedance surfaces,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process.87(2), 281–284 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. M. Hao, Y. Yuan, L. X. Ran, T. Jiang, J. A. Kong, C. T. Chan, and L. Zhou, “Manipulating electromagnetic wave polarizations by anisotropic metamaterials,” Phys. Rev. Lett.99(6), 063908 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Harel, E.

S. A. Maier, P. G. Kik, H. A. Atwater, S. Meltzer, E. Harel, B. E. Koel, and A. A. G. Requicha, “Local detection of electromagnetic energy transport below the diffraction limit in metal nanoparticle plasmon waveguides,” Nat. Mater.2(4), 229–232 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

He, Q.

S. L. Sun, Q. He, S. Y. Xiao, Q. Xu, X. Li, and L. Zhou, “Gradient-index meta-surfaces as a bridge linking propagating waves and surface waves,” Nat. Mater.11(5), 426–431 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hibbins, A. P.

H. J. Rance, I. R. Hooper, A. P. Hibbins, and J. R. Sambles, “Structurally dictated anisotropic designer surface plasmons,” Appl. Phys. Lett.99(18), 181107 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Hooper, I. R.

H. J. Rance, I. R. Hooper, A. P. Hibbins, and J. R. Sambles, “Structurally dictated anisotropic designer surface plasmons,” Appl. Phys. Lett.99(18), 181107 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Huang, X. Q.

Huangfu, J. T.

Hutter, E.

E. Hutter and J. H. Fendler, “Exploitation of localized surface plasmon resonance,” Adv. Mater.16(19), 1685–1706 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Itzkan, I.

K. Kneipp, Y. Wang, H. Kneipp, L. T. Perelman, I. Itzkan, R. R. Dasari, and M. S. Feld, “Single molecule detection using Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS),” Phys. Rev. Lett.78(9), 1667–1670 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Janke, C.

J. Saxler, J. G. Rivas, C. Janke, H. P. M. Pellemans, P. H. Bolivar, and H. Kurz, “Time-domain measurements of surface plasmon polaritons in the terahertz frequency range,” Phys. Rev. B69(15), 155427 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Jiang, T.

J. M. Hao, Y. Yuan, L. X. Ran, T. Jiang, J. A. Kong, C. T. Chan, and L. Zhou, “Manipulating electromagnetic wave polarizations by anisotropic metamaterials,” Phys. Rev. Lett.99(6), 063908 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kats, M. A.

F. Aieta, P. Genevet, M. A. Kats, N. F. Yu, R. Blanchard, Z. Gaburro, and F. Capasso, “Aberration-free ultrathin flat lenses and axicons at telecom wavelengths based on plasmonic metasurfaces,” Nano Lett.12(9), 4932–4936 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kik, P. G.

S. A. Maier, P. G. Kik, H. A. Atwater, S. Meltzer, E. Harel, B. E. Koel, and A. A. G. Requicha, “Local detection of electromagnetic energy transport below the diffraction limit in metal nanoparticle plasmon waveguides,” Nat. Mater.2(4), 229–232 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kneipp, H.

K. Kneipp, Y. Wang, H. Kneipp, L. T. Perelman, I. Itzkan, R. R. Dasari, and M. S. Feld, “Single molecule detection using Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS),” Phys. Rev. Lett.78(9), 1667–1670 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Kneipp, K.

K. Kneipp, Y. Wang, H. Kneipp, L. T. Perelman, I. Itzkan, R. R. Dasari, and M. S. Feld, “Single molecule detection using Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS),” Phys. Rev. Lett.78(9), 1667–1670 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Koel, B. E.

S. A. Maier, P. G. Kik, H. A. Atwater, S. Meltzer, E. Harel, B. E. Koel, and A. A. G. Requicha, “Local detection of electromagnetic energy transport below the diffraction limit in metal nanoparticle plasmon waveguides,” Nat. Mater.2(4), 229–232 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kong, J. A.

J. M. Hao, Y. Yuan, L. X. Ran, T. Jiang, J. A. Kong, C. T. Chan, and L. Zhou, “Manipulating electromagnetic wave polarizations by anisotropic metamaterials,” Phys. Rev. Lett.99(6), 063908 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kurz, H.

J. Saxler, J. G. Rivas, C. Janke, H. P. M. Pellemans, P. H. Bolivar, and H. Kurz, “Time-domain measurements of surface plasmon polaritons in the terahertz frequency range,” Phys. Rev. B69(15), 155427 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Laluet, J. Y.

S. I. Bozhevolnyi, V. S. Volkov, E. Devaux, J. Y. Laluet, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Channel plasmon subwavelength waveguide components including interferometers and ring resonators,” Nature440(7083), 508–511 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lan, 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,” Nature391(6668), 667–669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, D. E. Grupp, T. W. Ebbesen, and H. J. Lezec, “Surface plasmons enhance optical transmission through subwavelength holes,” Phys. Rev. B58(11), 6779–6782 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Li, X.

S. L. Sun, Q. He, S. Y. Xiao, Q. Xu, X. Li, and L. Zhou, “Gradient-index meta-surfaces as a bridge linking propagating waves and surface waves,” Nat. Mater.11(5), 426–431 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ma, Y. G.

Maier, S. A.

S. A. Maier, S. R. Andrews, L. Martín-Moreno, and F. J. García-Vidal, “Terahertz surface plasmon-polariton propagation and focusing on periodically corrugated metal wires,” Phys. Rev. Lett.97(17), 176805 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. A. Maier, P. G. Kik, H. A. Atwater, S. Meltzer, E. Harel, B. E. Koel, and A. A. G. Requicha, “Local detection of electromagnetic energy transport below the diffraction limit in metal nanoparticle plasmon waveguides,” Nat. Mater.2(4), 229–232 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Maradudin, A. A.

A. V. Zayats, I. I. Smolyaninov, and A. A. Maradudin, “Nano-optics of surface plasmon polaritons,” Phys. Rep.408(3–4), 131–314 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Martin-Cano, D.

X. P. Shen, T. J. Cui, D. Martin-Cano, and F. J. Garcia-Vidal, “Conformal surface plasmons propagating on ultrathin and flexible films,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.110(1), 40–45 (2013).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Martin-Cano, M. L. Nesterov, A. I. Fernandez-Dominguez, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, L. Martin-Moreno, and E. Moreno, “Domino plasmons for subwavelength terahertz circuitry,” Opt. Express18(2), 754–764 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Martin-Moreno, L.

D. Martin-Cano, M. L. Nesterov, A. I. Fernandez-Dominguez, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, L. Martin-Moreno, and E. Moreno, “Domino plasmons for subwavelength terahertz circuitry,” Opt. Express18(2), 754–764 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. J. Garcia-Vidal, L. Martin-Moreno, and J. B. Pendry, “Surfaces with holes in them: new plasmonic metamaterials,” J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt.7(2), S97–S101 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Martín-Moreno, L.

S. A. Maier, S. R. Andrews, L. Martín-Moreno, and F. J. García-Vidal, “Terahertz surface plasmon-polariton propagation and focusing on periodically corrugated metal wires,” Phys. Rev. Lett.97(17), 176805 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. B. Pendry, L. Martín-Moreno, and F. J. Garcia-Vidal, “Mimicking surface plasmons with structured surfaces,” Science305(5685), 847–848 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Meltzer, S.

S. A. Maier, P. G. Kik, H. A. Atwater, S. Meltzer, E. Harel, B. E. Koel, and A. A. G. Requicha, “Local detection of electromagnetic energy transport below the diffraction limit in metal nanoparticle plasmon waveguides,” Nat. Mater.2(4), 229–232 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Moreno, E.

Murray, W. A.

W. L. Barnes, W. A. Murray, J. Dintinger, E. Devaux, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Surface plasmon polaritons and their role in the enhanced transmission of light through periodic arrays of subwavelength holes in a metal film,” Phys. Rev. Lett.92(10), 107401 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Nesterov, M. L.

Nie, S. M.

S. M. Nie and S. R. Emory, “Probing single molecules and single nanoparticles by surface-enhanced raman scattering,” Science275(5303), 1102–1106 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ong, C. K.

Ozbay, E.

E. Ozbay, “Plasmonics: merging photonics and electronics at nanoscale dimensions,” Science311(5758), 189–193 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Pellemans, H. P. M.

J. Saxler, J. G. Rivas, C. Janke, H. P. M. Pellemans, P. H. Bolivar, and H. Kurz, “Time-domain measurements of surface plasmon polaritons in the terahertz frequency range,” Phys. Rev. B69(15), 155427 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Pendry, J. B.

F. J. Garcia-Vidal, L. Martin-Moreno, and J. B. Pendry, “Surfaces with holes in them: new plasmonic metamaterials,” J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt.7(2), S97–S101 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. B. Pendry, L. Martín-Moreno, and F. J. Garcia-Vidal, “Mimicking surface plasmons with structured surfaces,” Science305(5685), 847–848 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Perelman, L. T.

K. Kneipp, Y. Wang, H. Kneipp, L. T. Perelman, I. Itzkan, R. R. Dasari, and M. S. Feld, “Single molecule detection using Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS),” Phys. Rev. Lett.78(9), 1667–1670 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Ran, L. X.

X. Q. Huang, S. Y. Xiao, D. X. Ye, J. T. Huangfu, Z. Y. Wang, L. X. Ran, and L. Zhou, “Fractal plasmonic metamaterials for subwavelength imaging,” Opt. Express18(10), 10377–10387 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. M. Hao, Y. Yuan, L. X. Ran, T. Jiang, J. A. Kong, C. T. Chan, and L. Zhou, “Manipulating electromagnetic wave polarizations by anisotropic metamaterials,” Phys. Rev. Lett.99(6), 063908 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rance, H. J.

H. J. Rance, I. R. Hooper, A. P. Hibbins, and J. R. Sambles, “Structurally dictated anisotropic designer surface plasmons,” Appl. Phys. Lett.99(18), 181107 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Requicha, A. A. G.

S. A. Maier, P. G. Kik, H. A. Atwater, S. Meltzer, E. Harel, B. E. Koel, and A. A. G. Requicha, “Local detection of electromagnetic energy transport below the diffraction limit in metal nanoparticle plasmon waveguides,” Nat. Mater.2(4), 229–232 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rivas, J. G.

J. Saxler, J. G. Rivas, C. Janke, H. P. M. Pellemans, P. H. Bolivar, and H. Kurz, “Time-domain measurements of surface plasmon polaritons in the terahertz frequency range,” Phys. Rev. B69(15), 155427 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Sambles, J. R.

H. J. Rance, I. R. Hooper, A. P. Hibbins, and J. R. Sambles, “Structurally dictated anisotropic designer surface plasmons,” Appl. Phys. Lett.99(18), 181107 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Saxler, J.

J. Saxler, J. G. Rivas, C. Janke, H. P. M. Pellemans, P. H. Bolivar, and H. Kurz, “Time-domain measurements of surface plasmon polaritons in the terahertz frequency range,” Phys. Rev. B69(15), 155427 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Shen, X. P.

X. P. Shen, T. J. Cui, D. Martin-Cano, and F. J. Garcia-Vidal, “Conformal surface plasmons propagating on ultrathin and flexible films,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.110(1), 40–45 (2013).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sievenpiper, D.

D. Sievenpiper, L. Zhang, R. Broas, N. G. Alexopolous, and E. Yablonovitch, “High-impedance electromagnetic surfaces with a forbidden frequency band,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech.47(11), 2059–2074 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Smolyaninov, I. I.

A. V. Zayats, I. I. Smolyaninov, and A. A. Maradudin, “Nano-optics of surface plasmon polaritons,” Phys. Rep.408(3–4), 131–314 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Sun, S. L.

S. L. Sun, Q. He, S. Y. Xiao, Q. Xu, X. Li, and L. Zhou, “Gradient-index meta-surfaces as a bridge linking propagating waves and surface waves,” Nat. Mater.11(5), 426–431 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Thio, T.

H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, D. E. Grupp, T. W. Ebbesen, and H. J. Lezec, “Surface plasmons enhance optical transmission through subwavelength holes,” Phys. Rev. B58(11), 6779–6782 (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,” Nature391(6668), 667–669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Volkov, V. S.

S. I. Bozhevolnyi, V. S. Volkov, E. Devaux, J. Y. Laluet, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Channel plasmon subwavelength waveguide components including interferometers and ring resonators,” Nature440(7083), 508–511 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wang, Y.

K. Kneipp, Y. Wang, H. Kneipp, L. T. Perelman, I. Itzkan, R. R. Dasari, and M. S. Feld, “Single molecule detection using Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS),” Phys. Rev. Lett.78(9), 1667–1670 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Z. Y.

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,” Nature391(6668), 667–669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Wu, K.

See, for example,D. Deslandes and K. Wu, “Integrated microstrip and rectangular waveguide in planar form,” IEEE Microw. Wirel. Compon. Lett.11(2), 68–70 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Xiao, S. Y.

S. L. Sun, Q. He, S. Y. Xiao, Q. Xu, X. Li, and L. Zhou, “Gradient-index meta-surfaces as a bridge linking propagating waves and surface waves,” Nat. Mater.11(5), 426–431 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

X. Q. Huang, S. Y. Xiao, D. X. Ye, J. T. Huangfu, Z. Y. Wang, L. X. Ran, and L. Zhou, “Fractal plasmonic metamaterials for subwavelength imaging,” Opt. Express18(10), 10377–10387 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Xu, Q.

S. L. Sun, Q. He, S. Y. Xiao, Q. Xu, X. Li, and L. Zhou, “Gradient-index meta-surfaces as a bridge linking propagating waves and surface waves,” Nat. Mater.11(5), 426–431 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yablonovitch, E.

D. Sievenpiper, L. Zhang, R. Broas, N. G. Alexopolous, and E. Yablonovitch, “High-impedance electromagnetic surfaces with a forbidden frequency band,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech.47(11), 2059–2074 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Ye, D. X.

Yu, N. F.

F. Aieta, P. Genevet, M. A. Kats, N. F. Yu, R. Blanchard, Z. Gaburro, and F. Capasso, “Aberration-free ultrathin flat lenses and axicons at telecom wavelengths based on plasmonic metasurfaces,” Nano Lett.12(9), 4932–4936 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yuan, Y.

J. M. Hao, Y. Yuan, L. X. Ran, T. Jiang, J. A. Kong, C. T. Chan, and L. Zhou, “Manipulating electromagnetic wave polarizations by anisotropic metamaterials,” Phys. Rev. Lett.99(6), 063908 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zayats, A. V.

A. V. Zayats, I. I. Smolyaninov, and A. A. Maradudin, “Nano-optics of surface plasmon polaritons,” Phys. Rep.408(3–4), 131–314 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, L.

D. Sievenpiper, L. Zhang, R. Broas, N. G. Alexopolous, and E. Yablonovitch, “High-impedance electromagnetic surfaces with a forbidden frequency band,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech.47(11), 2059–2074 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Zhong, S. M.

Zhou, L.

S. L. Sun, Q. He, S. Y. Xiao, Q. Xu, X. Li, and L. Zhou, “Gradient-index meta-surfaces as a bridge linking propagating waves and surface waves,” Nat. Mater.11(5), 426–431 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

X. Q. Huang, S. Y. Xiao, D. X. Ye, J. T. Huangfu, Z. Y. Wang, L. X. Ran, and L. Zhou, “Fractal plasmonic metamaterials for subwavelength imaging,” Opt. Express18(10), 10377–10387 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. M. Hao and L. Zhou, “Electromagnetic wave scatterings by anisotropic metamaterials: Generalized 4×4 transfer-matrix method,” Phys. Rev. B77(9), 094201 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. M. Hao, L. Zhou, and C. T. Chan, “An effective-medium model for high-impedance surfaces,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process.87(2), 281–284 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. M. Hao, Y. Yuan, L. X. Ran, T. Jiang, J. A. Kong, C. T. Chan, and L. Zhou, “Manipulating electromagnetic wave polarizations by anisotropic metamaterials,” Phys. Rev. Lett.99(6), 063908 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Adv. Mater.

E. Hutter and J. H. Fendler, “Exploitation of localized surface plasmon resonance,” Adv. Mater.16(19), 1685–1706 (2004).
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Appl. Phys. Lett.

H. J. Rance, I. R. Hooper, A. P. Hibbins, and J. R. Sambles, “Structurally dictated anisotropic designer surface plasmons,” Appl. Phys. Lett.99(18), 181107 (2011).
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Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process.

J. M. Hao, L. Zhou, and C. T. Chan, “An effective-medium model for high-impedance surfaces,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process.87(2), 281–284 (2007).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Microw. Wirel. Compon. Lett.

See, for example,D. Deslandes and K. Wu, “Integrated microstrip and rectangular waveguide in planar form,” IEEE Microw. Wirel. Compon. Lett.11(2), 68–70 (2001).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech.

D. Sievenpiper, L. Zhang, R. Broas, N. G. Alexopolous, and E. Yablonovitch, “High-impedance electromagnetic surfaces with a forbidden frequency band,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech.47(11), 2059–2074 (1999).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt.

F. J. Garcia-Vidal, L. Martin-Moreno, and J. B. Pendry, “Surfaces with holes in them: new plasmonic metamaterials,” J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt.7(2), S97–S101 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Nano Lett.

F. Aieta, P. Genevet, M. A. Kats, N. F. Yu, R. Blanchard, Z. Gaburro, and F. Capasso, “Aberration-free ultrathin flat lenses and axicons at telecom wavelengths based on plasmonic metasurfaces,” Nano Lett.12(9), 4932–4936 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Nat. Mater.

S. L. Sun, Q. He, S. Y. Xiao, Q. Xu, X. Li, and L. Zhou, “Gradient-index meta-surfaces as a bridge linking propagating waves and surface waves,” Nat. Mater.11(5), 426–431 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. A. Maier, P. G. Kik, H. A. Atwater, S. Meltzer, E. Harel, B. E. Koel, and A. A. G. Requicha, “Local detection of electromagnetic energy transport below the diffraction limit in metal nanoparticle plasmon waveguides,” Nat. Mater.2(4), 229–232 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Nature

S. I. Bozhevolnyi, V. S. Volkov, E. Devaux, J. Y. Laluet, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Channel plasmon subwavelength waveguide components including interferometers and ring resonators,” Nature440(7083), 508–511 (2006).
[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,” Nature391(6668), 667–669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

W. L. Barnes, A. Dereux, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Surface plasmon subwavelength optics,” Nature424(6950), 824–830 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Express

Phys. Rep.

A. V. Zayats, I. I. Smolyaninov, and A. A. Maradudin, “Nano-optics of surface plasmon polaritons,” Phys. Rep.408(3–4), 131–314 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. B

H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, D. E. Grupp, T. W. Ebbesen, and H. J. Lezec, “Surface plasmons enhance optical transmission through subwavelength holes,” Phys. Rev. B58(11), 6779–6782 (1998).
[CrossRef]

J. M. Hao and L. Zhou, “Electromagnetic wave scatterings by anisotropic metamaterials: Generalized 4×4 transfer-matrix method,” Phys. Rev. B77(9), 094201 (2008).
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J. Saxler, J. G. Rivas, C. Janke, H. P. M. Pellemans, P. H. Bolivar, and H. Kurz, “Time-domain measurements of surface plasmon polaritons in the terahertz frequency range,” Phys. Rev. B69(15), 155427 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett.

S. A. Maier, S. R. Andrews, L. Martín-Moreno, and F. J. García-Vidal, “Terahertz surface plasmon-polariton propagation and focusing on periodically corrugated metal wires,” Phys. Rev. Lett.97(17), 176805 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. M. Hao, Y. Yuan, L. X. Ran, T. Jiang, J. A. Kong, C. T. Chan, and L. Zhou, “Manipulating electromagnetic wave polarizations by anisotropic metamaterials,” Phys. Rev. Lett.99(6), 063908 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Kneipp, Y. Wang, H. Kneipp, L. T. Perelman, I. Itzkan, R. R. Dasari, and M. S. Feld, “Single molecule detection using Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS),” Phys. Rev. Lett.78(9), 1667–1670 (1997).
[CrossRef]

W. L. Barnes, W. A. Murray, J. Dintinger, E. Devaux, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Surface plasmon polaritons and their role in the enhanced transmission of light through periodic arrays of subwavelength holes in a metal film,” Phys. Rev. Lett.92(10), 107401 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.

X. P. Shen, T. J. Cui, D. Martin-Cano, and F. J. Garcia-Vidal, “Conformal surface plasmons propagating on ultrathin and flexible films,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.110(1), 40–45 (2013).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Science

E. Ozbay, “Plasmonics: merging photonics and electronics at nanoscale dimensions,” Science311(5758), 189–193 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. M. Nie and S. R. Emory, “Probing single molecules and single nanoparticles by surface-enhanced raman scattering,” Science275(5303), 1102–1106 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. B. Pendry, L. Martín-Moreno, and F. J. Garcia-Vidal, “Mimicking surface plasmons with structured surfaces,” Science305(5685), 847–848 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Geometry of the model system studied in this paper. SW band structures of the model system for (b) φ= 0 , (c) φ= 30 , (d) φ= 60 , and (e) φ= 90 , calculated by the 4×4 TMM based on the double-layer model shown in (a).Two dashed lines denote two resonance frequencies 10.2 GHz and 13.35 GHz. (f) SW bandgap width as a function of the azimuth angle φ , calculated by the 4×4 TMM.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) A unit cell of the designed structure. (b) A top-view picture of part of fabricated sample. (c) Schematics of the experimental setup (not to scale). Yellow color in (a) and (c) denotes the areas occupied by metal.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Reflection-phase spectra of the meta-surface for normally incident waves with polarizations E x ^ (a) and E y ^ (b), obtained by measurements (stars), FDTD simulations (lines) on realistic system, and TMM calculations on model system (circles).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) SW dispersions on the designed/fabricated system obtained by measurements (open circles) and FEM simulations (blue solid circles and red solid stars) for φ= 0 . Inset depicts the normalized Re( E z ) distribution measured on the sample at the excitation frequency 9.0 GHz. (b) FDTD simulated SW transmission spectra with different polarizations for the designed meta-surface in the case of φ= 0 .

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

(a) SW dispersions on the designed/fabricated system obtained by measurements (open circles) and FEM simulations (blue solid circles and red solid stars) for φ=9 0 . Inset depicts the normalized Re( E z ) distribution measured on the sample at the excitation frequency 10.0 GHz. (b) FDTD simulated SW transmission spectra with different polarizations for the designed meta-surface in the case of φ=9 0 .

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Normalized patterns of SW transmission on the meta-surface, obtained by experiments (blue open circles) using blade-coupling technique and FEM simulations (red solid lines) using monopole-antenna excitation on the realistic system. Magenta dashed lines denote the critical angles predicted by the TMM on model system. Here the working frequency is set as 10.5 GHz.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

FDTD simulated Re( E x ) patterns (in logarithmic scale) on two EM planar devices: (a) a line planar waveguide and (b) a SW coupler. Here the working frequency is 10.3 GHz and the arrows represent the propagation directions.

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