Abstract

We propose a scheme for an optical limiter and switch of the transmitted light intensity in an array of subwavelength metallic slits placed on a nonlinear Kerr-type dielectric substrate of finite thickness, where the geometrical parameters are designed for operation at telecom wavelengths. Our approach is based on the abrupt changes of the output light intensity observed in these systems near transmission minima.

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Buncick, M.

Chen, C.

Choi, D.-Y.

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A. Christ, S. G. Tikhodeev, N. A. Gippius, J. Kuhl, and H. Giessen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 183901 (2003).
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D’Orazio, A.

Deng, Y.

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F. J. Garcia-Vidal, L. Martin-Moreno, T. W. Ebbesen, and L. Kuipers, Rev. Mod. Phys. 82, 729 (2010).
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T. W. Ebbesen, H. L. Lezec, H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, and P. A. Wolff, Nature 391, 667 (1998).
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Emory, S. R.

S. Nie and S. R. Emory, Science 275, 1102 (1997).
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L. Brzozowski, E. H. Sargent, A. S. Thorpe, and M. Extavour, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 4429 (2003).
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Fejer, M. M.

Finsterbusch, K.

Fu, L.

Fu, S.

S. Xie, H. Li, H. Xu, X. Zhou, S. Fu, and J. Wu, Opt. Commun. 283, 998 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Garcia-Vidal, F. J.

F. J. Garcia-Vidal, L. Martin-Moreno, T. W. Ebbesen, and L. Kuipers, Rev. Mod. Phys. 82, 729 (2010).
[CrossRef]

García-Vidal, F. J.

S. G. Rodrigo, F. J. García-Vidal, and L. Martín-Moreno, Phys. Rev. B 77, 075401 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. A. Porto, L. Martín-Moreno, and F. J. García-Vidal, Phys. Rev. B 70, 081402 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ghaemi, H. F.

T. W. Ebbesen, H. L. Lezec, H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, and P. A. Wolff, Nature 391, 667 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Giessen, H.

A. Christ, S. G. Tikhodeev, N. A. Gippius, J. Kuhl, and H. Giessen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 183901 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ginzburg, P.

Gippius, N. A.

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Hagness, S.

A. Taflove and S. HagnessComputational Electrodynamics: The Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method(Artech House, 2000).

Hayat, A.

Hurlbut, W. C.

Jiao, X.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kim, S.

S. Kim, J. H. Jin, Y. J. Kim, I. Y. Park, Y. Kim, and S. W. Kim, Nature 453, 757 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kim, S. W.

S. Kim, J. H. Jin, Y. J. Kim, I. Y. Park, Y. Kim, and S. W. Kim, Nature 453, 757 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kim, Y.

S. Kim, J. H. Jin, Y. J. Kim, I. Y. Park, Y. Kim, and S. W. Kim, Nature 453, 757 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kim, Y. J.

S. Kim, J. H. Jin, Y. J. Kim, I. Y. Park, Y. Kim, and S. W. Kim, Nature 453, 757 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kuhl, J.

A. Christ, S. G. Tikhodeev, N. A. Gippius, J. Kuhl, and H. Giessen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 183901 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kuipers, L.

F. J. Garcia-Vidal, L. Martin-Moreno, T. W. Ebbesen, and L. Kuipers, Rev. Mod. Phys. 82, 729 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Kuo, P. S.

Lamont, M. R. E.

Lee, Y.-S.

Lezec, H. L.

T. W. Ebbesen, H. L. Lezec, H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, and P. A. Wolff, Nature 391, 667 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Li, H.

S. Xie, H. Li, H. Xu, X. Zhou, S. Fu, and J. Wu, Opt. Commun. 283, 998 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Lu, Y.

Luther-Davies, B.

Madden, S.

Martin-Moreno, L.

F. J. Garcia-Vidal, L. Martin-Moreno, T. W. Ebbesen, and L. Kuipers, Rev. Mod. Phys. 82, 729 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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S. G. Rodrigo, F. J. García-Vidal, and L. Martín-Moreno, Phys. Rev. B 77, 075401 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Min, C.

Ming, H.

Moss, D. J.

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S. Nie and S. R. Emory, Science 275, 1102 (1997).
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Orenstein, M.

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S. Kim, J. H. Jin, Y. J. Kim, I. Y. Park, Y. Kim, and S. W. Kim, Nature 453, 757 (2008).
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G. A. Wurtz, R. Pollard, and A. V. Zayats, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 057402 (2006).
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J. A. Porto, L. Martín-Moreno, and F. J. García-Vidal, Phys. Rev. B 70, 081402 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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S. G. Rodrigo, F. J. García-Vidal, and L. Martín-Moreno, Phys. Rev. B 77, 075401 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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L. Brzozowski, E. H. Sargent, A. S. Thorpe, and M. Extavour, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 4429 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Scalora, M.

Ta’eed, V.

Taflove, A.

A. Taflove and S. HagnessComputational Electrodynamics: The Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method(Artech House, 2000).

Thio, T.

T. W. Ebbesen, H. L. Lezec, H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, and P. A. Wolff, Nature 391, 667 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Thorpe, A. S.

L. Brzozowski, E. H. Sargent, A. S. Thorpe, and M. Extavour, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 4429 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Tikhodeev, S. G.

A. Christ, S. G. Tikhodeev, N. A. Gippius, J. Kuhl, and H. Giessen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 183901 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tran, P.

P. Tran, Phys. Rev. B 52, 10673 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Vincenti, M. A.

Vodopyanov, K. L.

Wang, P.

Wolff, P. A.

T. W. Ebbesen, H. L. Lezec, H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, and P. A. Wolff, Nature 391, 667 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Wu, J.

S. Xie, H. Li, H. Xu, X. Zhou, S. Fu, and J. Wu, Opt. Commun. 283, 998 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Wurtz, G. A.

G. A. Wurtz and A. V. Zayats, Laser Photon. Rev. 2, 125(2008).
[CrossRef]

G. A. Wurtz, R. Pollard, and A. V. Zayats, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 057402 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Xie, S.

S. Xie, H. Li, H. Xu, X. Zhou, S. Fu, and J. Wu, Opt. Commun. 283, 998 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Xu, H.

S. Xie, H. Li, H. Xu, X. Zhou, S. Fu, and J. Wu, Opt. Commun. 283, 998 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Yang, G.

Zayats, A. V.

G. A. Wurtz and A. V. Zayats, Laser Photon. Rev. 2, 125(2008).
[CrossRef]

G. A. Wurtz, R. Pollard, and A. V. Zayats, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 057402 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zhou, X.

S. Xie, H. Li, H. Xu, X. Zhou, S. Fu, and J. Wu, Opt. Commun. 283, 998 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Zhou, Y.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

L. Brzozowski, E. H. Sargent, A. S. Thorpe, and M. Extavour, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 4429 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Laser Photon. Rev. (1)

G. A. Wurtz and A. V. Zayats, Laser Photon. Rev. 2, 125(2008).
[CrossRef]

Nature (2)

T. W. Ebbesen, H. L. Lezec, H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, and P. A. Wolff, Nature 391, 667 (1998).
[CrossRef]

S. Kim, J. H. Jin, Y. J. Kim, I. Y. Park, Y. Kim, and S. W. Kim, Nature 453, 757 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Commun. (1)

S. Xie, H. Li, H. Xu, X. Zhou, S. Fu, and J. Wu, Opt. Commun. 283, 998 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Phys. Rev. B (3)

S. G. Rodrigo, F. J. García-Vidal, and L. Martín-Moreno, Phys. Rev. B 77, 075401 (2008).
[CrossRef]

P. Tran, Phys. Rev. B 52, 10673 (1995).
[CrossRef]

J. A. Porto, L. Martín-Moreno, and F. J. García-Vidal, Phys. Rev. B 70, 081402 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

G. A. Wurtz, R. Pollard, and A. V. Zayats, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 057402 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Christ, S. G. Tikhodeev, N. A. Gippius, J. Kuhl, and H. Giessen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 183901 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rev. Mod. Phys. (1)

F. J. Garcia-Vidal, L. Martin-Moreno, T. W. Ebbesen, and L. Kuipers, Rev. Mod. Phys. 82, 729 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Science (1)

S. Nie and S. R. Emory, Science 275, 1102 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (3)

E. D. Palik, Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids II, E. D. Palik, ed. (Academic, 1991).

R. W. Boyd, Nonlinear Optics (Academic, 2003).

A. Taflove and S. HagnessComputational Electrodynamics: The Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method(Artech House, 2000).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Linear transmittance through a gold slit array ( P = 520 nm , a = 300 nm , h = 350 nm ) on a dielectric substrate of finite thickness ( n 0 = 2.8 and d = 1650 nm ). (a)–(c) Modulus of the electric field, | E | , evaluated at the x z plane for two unit cells at λ max = 1437 nm , λ min = 1451 nm , and λ 1 = 1465 nm , respectively. The dashed white lines mark the end of the dielectric layer.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Transmitted intensity versus inci dent intensity for: solid symbols, λ 1 = 1465 nm , λ 2 = 1475 nm , λ 3 = 1485 nm , and λ 4 = 1495 nm . Linear output in each case is given by solid, dashed, dotted, and dashed–dotted lines, respectively. Open symbols, λ 1 = 1465 nm , for a short pulse of 500 fs duration (spectral bandwidth of 12 nm ).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Local change in the refractive index, Δ n , within the dielectric slab for the same structure considered in Fig. 1 at λ 1 = 1465 nm . For different input intensities (a)  n 2 I in = 5.5 × 10 4 , (b)  n 2 I in = 27.5 × 10 4 , (c)  n 2 I in = 55 × 10 4 , and (d)  n 2 I in = 61.6 × 10 4 .

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