Abstract

The strong electromagnetic coupling between surface plasmon polariton modes on opposite interfaces of a finite thickness periodically nanostructured metal film has been studied. Surface polariton dispersion and associated electromagnetic field distributions have been analyzed. It was shown that at a frequency that corresponds to the crossing of film Bloch modes of different symmetries, the radiative losses of surface polaritons that are related to the polaritons’ coupling to light during propagation on the structured surface are suppressed.

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[CrossRef]

S. A. Darmanyan, M. Nevière, and A. V. Zayats, Phys. Rev. B 70, 075103 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

2003 (4)

A. M. Dykhne, A. K. Sarychev, and V. M. Shalaev, Phys. Rev. B 67, 195402 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

2002 (2)

M. Kretschmann and A. A. Maradudin, Phys. Rev. B 66, 245408 (2002).
[CrossRef]

I. I. Smolyaninov, A. V. Zayats, A. Stanishevsky, and C. C. Davis, Phys. Rev. B 66, 205414 (2002).
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[CrossRef]

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I. I. Smolyaninov, A. V. Zayats, A. Stanishevsky, and C. C. Davis, Phys. Rev. B 66, 205414 (2002).
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A. M. Dykhne, A. K. Sarychev, and V. M. Shalaev, Phys. Rev. B 67, 195402 (2003).
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W. L. Barnes, A. Dereux, and T. W. Ebbesen, Nature (London) 424, 824 (2003).
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Gérard, D.

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[CrossRef]

Kretschmann, M.

M. Kretschmann and A. A. Maradudin, Phys. Rev. B 66, 245408 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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M. Kretschmann and A. A. Maradudin, Phys. Rev. B 66, 245408 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Nevière, M.

S. A. Darmanyan, M. Nevière, and A. V. Zayats, Phys. Rev. B 70, 075103 (2004).
[CrossRef]

E. Popov and M. Nevière, Opt. Lett. 25, 598 (2000).
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Popov, E.

E. Popov and M. Nevière, Opt. Lett. 25, 598 (2000).
[CrossRef]

M. Nevière and E. Popov, Light Propagation in Periodic Media:?Differential Theory and Design (Marcel Dekker, New York, 2003).

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W. L. Barnes, T. W. Preist, S. C. Kitson, and J. R. Sambles, Phys. Rev. B 54, 6227 (1996).
[CrossRef]

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H. Raether, Surface Plasmons (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1988).

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Sambles, J. R.

W. L. Barnes, T. W. Preist, S. C. Kitson, and J. R. Sambles, Phys. Rev. B 54, 6227 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Sarychev, A. K.

A. M. Dykhne, A. K. Sarychev, and V. M. Shalaev, Phys. Rev. B 67, 195402 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Shalaev, V. M.

A. M. Dykhne, A. K. Sarychev, and V. M. Shalaev, Phys. Rev. B 67, 195402 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Smolyaninov, I. I.

A. V. Zayats and I. I. Smolyaninov, J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt. 5, S16 (2003).
[CrossRef]

I. I. Smolyaninov, A. V. Zayats, A. Stanishevsky, and C. C. Davis, Phys. Rev. B 66, 205414 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Stanishevsky, A.

I. I. Smolyaninov, A. V. Zayats, A. Stanishevsky, and C. C. Davis, Phys. Rev. B 66, 205414 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Zayats, A. V.

D. Gérard, L. Salomon, F. de Fornel, and A. V. Zayats, Opt. Express 12, 3652 (2004), http://www.opticsexpress.org.
[CrossRef]

D. Gérard, L. Salomon, F. de Fornel, and A. V. Zayats, Phys. Rev. B 69, 113405 (2004).
[CrossRef]

S. A. Darmanyan, M. Nevière, and A. V. Zayats, Phys. Rev. B 70, 075103 (2004).
[CrossRef]

A. V. Zayats and I. I. Smolyaninov, J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt. 5, S16 (2003).
[CrossRef]

S. A. Darmanyan and A. V. Zayats, Phys. Rev. B 67, 035424 (2003).
[CrossRef]

I. I. Smolyaninov, A. V. Zayats, A. Stanishevsky, and C. C. Davis, Phys. Rev. B 66, 205414 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt. (1)

A. V. Zayats and I. I. Smolyaninov, J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt. 5, S16 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Nature (London) (1)

W. L. Barnes, A. Dereux, and T. W. Ebbesen, Nature (London) 424, 824 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Phys. Rev. B (7)

S. A. Darmanyan, M. Nevière, and A. V. Zayats, Phys. Rev. B 70, 075103 (2004).
[CrossRef]

W. L. Barnes, T. W. Preist, S. C. Kitson, and J. R. Sambles, Phys. Rev. B 54, 6227 (1996).
[CrossRef]

M. Kretschmann and A. A. Maradudin, Phys. Rev. B 66, 245408 (2002).
[CrossRef]

I. I. Smolyaninov, A. V. Zayats, A. Stanishevsky, and C. C. Davis, Phys. Rev. B 66, 205414 (2002).
[CrossRef]

A. M. Dykhne, A. K. Sarychev, and V. M. Shalaev, Phys. Rev. B 67, 195402 (2003).
[CrossRef]

S. A. Darmanyan and A. V. Zayats, Phys. Rev. B 67, 035424 (2003).
[CrossRef]

D. Gérard, L. Salomon, F. de Fornel, and A. V. Zayats, Phys. Rev. B 69, 113405 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

M. Nevière and E. Popov, Light Propagation in Periodic Media:?Differential Theory and Design (Marcel Dekker, New York, 2003).

H. Raether, Surface Plasmons (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1988).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of a finite-thickness surface-polaritonic crystal.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Dispersion of the SPP Bloch modes in the vicinity of the second bandgap in a strong-coupling regime. The SPP crystal is formed by a silver film ( H = 40 nm ) with silver ridges ( h = 20 nm , d = 250 nm , D = 500 nm ) on both film interfaces.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Reflection, (b) absorption, and (c) transmission spectra of a thin SPP crystal at different angles of incidence: dotted curves, θ = 0 ° ; dashed curves, θ = 1 ° ; solid curves, θ = 2 ° ; dashed–dotted curves, θ = 4 ° . The parameters of the SPP crystal are the same as in Fig. 2. Angle of incidence θ = 2 ° corresponds to excitation of the SPP Bloch modes at crossing point k SP 0.035 ω c .

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Magnetic field distribution H z in the near-field region of the SPP crystal and (b) intensity distribution of the transmitted field over the crystal at a wavelength that corresponds to crossing of the film SPP modes ( λ = 539 nm , k SP 0.035 ω c ) . The parameters of the SPP crystal are the same as in Fig. 2.

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