Abstract

We have fabricated line gratings from periodically etched fused silica on which a thin silver film is deposited that is in turn covered with a silica index-matched fluid. This dielectrically symmetric geometry supports an independent long-range surface plasmon-polariton (LRSPP) and a short-range surface plasmon polariton, and the associated plasmonic band structure has been probed. Coupling to external light is achieved via the patterned grating, and an ultrasharp LRSPP linewidth of 4nm is observed. The experimental results are compared with finite-difference time-domain simulations.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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T. Okamoto, J. Simonen, and S. Kawata, Phys. Rev. B 77, 115425 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt.

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T. Okamoto, F. H'Dhili, and S. Kawata, Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 3968 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Chem. Phys.

M. Sukharev, P. R. Sievert, T. Seideman, and J. B. Ketterson, J. Chem. Phys. 131, 034708 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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J. A. Roden and S. D. Gedney, Microwave Opt. Technol. Lett. 27, 334 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev.

E. N. Economu, Phys. Rev. 182, 539 (1969).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. B

J. A. Dionne, L. A. Sweatlock, H. A. Atwater, and A. L. Polman, Phys. Rev. B 72, 075405 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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

T. Okamoto, J. Simonen, and S. Kawata, Phys. Rev. B 77, 115425 (2008).
[CrossRef]

I. R. Hooper and J. R. Sambles, Phys. Rev. B 70, 045421 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett.

D. Sarid, Phys. Rev. Lett. 47, 1927 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Solid State Commun.

Y. J. Chen, E. S. Koteles, R. J. Seymour, G. J. Sonek, and J. M. Ballantyne, Solid State Commun. 46, 95 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Z. Phys.

A. Otto, Z. Phys. 216, 398 (1968).
[CrossRef]

E. Kretchmann, Z. Phys. 241, 313 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Other

H. Raether, Surface Plasmons on Smooth and Rough Surfaces and on Gratings (Springer, 1988).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematics of (a) the sample geometry and (b) the experimental setup to measure the reflection ( R ) and transmission ( T ) coefficients of the sample.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Experimental spectra for a thin, symmetrically loaded, silver grating with the thin, gray, and black traces corresponding to T, R, and T + R , respectively. (b) FDTD simulations of T, R, and T + R respectively. Geometry of the sample as probed by (c) AFM and utilized for (d) simulations. In the AFM image, silica has been removed from the wider region, and the light enters from the silica side.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Three-dimensional depiction of the observed experimental dispersion; (b) dip positions for the LRSPP dispersion; (c) plasmonic band structure determined from (a) (note the points associated with negative wavevectors are symmetric with those with positive wavevectors); (d) dip positions for LRSPP on an expanded scale.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

FDTD simulation results of R, T, and R + T for a 20 nm silver deposited on the substrate covered with silica index matching fluid; (a) full spectrum from 550 nm to 850 nm and (b) spectrum from 570 nm to 595 nm .

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