Abstract

An optical process by which transmission wavelengths can be divided selectively by changing a resonance condition of surface plasmons (SPs) is demonstrated. When white light is incident to an SP resonance substrate with a dielectric grating, SP waves are excited at resonance and transmitted into the air via diffraction by a large-area grating pattern fabricated by nanoimprint lithography. While only a limited range of certain wavelengths is allowed to transmit, the peak transmission wavelength can be tuned continuously in the visible band. We also show that multiple wavelengths are transmitted into different directions simultaneously by using a wedge-shaped white light.

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I. S. Maksymov, A. R. Davoyan, A. E. Miroshnichenko, C. Simovski, P. Belov, and Y. S. Kivshar, Opt. Commun. 285, 821 (2012).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

C. Simovski and O. Luukkonen, Opt. Commun. 285, 3397 (2012).
[CrossRef]

2011 (4)

A. E. Miroshnichenko, I. S. Maksymov, A. R. Davoyan, C. Simovski, P. Belov, and Y. S. Kivshar, Phys. Status Solidi 5, 347 (2011).
[CrossRef]

N. N. Lal, B. F. Soares, J. K. Sinha, F. Huang, S. Mahajan, P. N. Bartlett, N. C. Greenham, and J. J. Baumberg, Opt. Express 19, 11256 (2011).
[CrossRef]

C. Ge, M. Lu, Y. Tan, and B. T. Cunningham, Opt. Express 19, 5086 (2011).
[CrossRef]

M. Ozaki, J. Kato, and S. Kawata, Science 332, 218 (2011).
[CrossRef]

2010 (1)

2009 (2)

S. H. Choi, S. J. Kim, and K. M. Byun, Appl. Opt. 48, 2924 (2009).
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A. Boltasseva, J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 11, 114001 (2009).
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2008 (1)

Y.-C. Chang, H.-W. Chen, and S.-H. Chang, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14, 1536 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007 (2)

N. Ganesh, W. Zhang, P. C. Mathias, E. Chow, J. A. N. T. Soares, V. Malyarchuk, A. D. Smith, and B. T. Cunningham, Nature Nanotechnol. 2, 515 (2007).
[CrossRef]

K. M. Byun, S. J. Kim, and D. Kim, Appl. Opt. 46, 5703 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

1993 (1)

Bartlett, P. N.

Baumberg, J. J.

Belov, P.

I. S. Maksymov, A. R. Davoyan, A. E. Miroshnichenko, C. Simovski, P. Belov, and Y. S. Kivshar, Opt. Commun. 285, 821 (2012).
[CrossRef]

A. E. Miroshnichenko, I. S. Maksymov, A. R. Davoyan, C. Simovski, P. Belov, and Y. S. Kivshar, Phys. Status Solidi 5, 347 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Boltasseva, A.

A. Boltasseva, J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 11, 114001 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Boriskina, S. V.

Byun, K. M.

Chang, S.-H.

Y.-C. Chang, H.-W. Chen, and S.-H. Chang, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14, 1536 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Chang, Y.-C.

Y.-C. Chang, H.-W. Chen, and S.-H. Chang, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14, 1536 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Chen, H.-W.

Y.-C. Chang, H.-W. Chen, and S.-H. Chang, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14, 1536 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Choi, S. H.

Chow, E.

N. Ganesh, W. Zhang, P. C. Mathias, E. Chow, J. A. N. T. Soares, V. Malyarchuk, A. D. Smith, and B. T. Cunningham, Nature Nanotechnol. 2, 515 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Cunningham, B. T.

C. Ge, M. Lu, Y. Tan, and B. T. Cunningham, Opt. Express 19, 5086 (2011).
[CrossRef]

N. Ganesh, W. Zhang, P. C. Mathias, E. Chow, J. A. N. T. Soares, V. Malyarchuk, A. D. Smith, and B. T. Cunningham, Nature Nanotechnol. 2, 515 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Curto, A. G.

R. S. Pavlov, A. G. Curto, and N. F. van Hulst, Opt. Commun. 285, 3334 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Dal Negro, L.

Davoyan, A. R.

I. S. Maksymov, A. R. Davoyan, A. E. Miroshnichenko, C. Simovski, P. Belov, and Y. S. Kivshar, Opt. Commun. 285, 821 (2012).
[CrossRef]

A. E. Miroshnichenko, I. S. Maksymov, A. R. Davoyan, C. Simovski, P. Belov, and Y. S. Kivshar, Phys. Status Solidi 5, 347 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Ganesh, N.

N. Ganesh, W. Zhang, P. C. Mathias, E. Chow, J. A. N. T. Soares, V. Malyarchuk, A. D. Smith, and B. T. Cunningham, Nature Nanotechnol. 2, 515 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Ge, C.

Greenham, N. C.

Huang, F.

Kato, J.

M. Ozaki, J. Kato, and S. Kawata, Science 332, 218 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Kawata, S.

M. Ozaki, J. Kato, and S. Kawata, Science 332, 218 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Kim, D.

Kim, P. S.

Kim, S. J.

Kivshar, Y. S.

I. S. Maksymov, A. R. Davoyan, A. E. Miroshnichenko, C. Simovski, P. Belov, and Y. S. Kivshar, Opt. Commun. 285, 821 (2012).
[CrossRef]

A. E. Miroshnichenko, I. S. Maksymov, A. R. Davoyan, C. Simovski, P. Belov, and Y. S. Kivshar, Phys. Status Solidi 5, 347 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Lal, N. N.

Lee, G.

Li, L.

Lu, M.

Luukkonen, O.

C. Simovski and O. Luukkonen, Opt. Commun. 285, 3397 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Mahajan, S.

Maksymov, I. S.

I. S. Maksymov, A. R. Davoyan, A. E. Miroshnichenko, C. Simovski, P. Belov, and Y. S. Kivshar, Opt. Commun. 285, 821 (2012).
[CrossRef]

A. E. Miroshnichenko, I. S. Maksymov, A. R. Davoyan, C. Simovski, P. Belov, and Y. S. Kivshar, Phys. Status Solidi 5, 347 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Malyarchuk, V.

N. Ganesh, W. Zhang, P. C. Mathias, E. Chow, J. A. N. T. Soares, V. Malyarchuk, A. D. Smith, and B. T. Cunningham, Nature Nanotechnol. 2, 515 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Mathias, P. C.

N. Ganesh, W. Zhang, P. C. Mathias, E. Chow, J. A. N. T. Soares, V. Malyarchuk, A. D. Smith, and B. T. Cunningham, Nature Nanotechnol. 2, 515 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Miroshnichenko, A. E.

I. S. Maksymov, A. R. Davoyan, A. E. Miroshnichenko, C. Simovski, P. Belov, and Y. S. Kivshar, Opt. Commun. 285, 821 (2012).
[CrossRef]

A. E. Miroshnichenko, I. S. Maksymov, A. R. Davoyan, C. Simovski, P. Belov, and Y. S. Kivshar, Phys. Status Solidi 5, 347 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Oh, C. H.

Ozaki, M.

M. Ozaki, J. Kato, and S. Kawata, Science 332, 218 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Palik, E. D.

E. D. Palik, Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids(Academic, 1985).

Park, S.

Pavlov, R. S.

R. S. Pavlov, A. G. Curto, and N. F. van Hulst, Opt. Commun. 285, 3334 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Reather, H.

H. Reather, Excitation of Plasmons and Interband Transitions by Electrons (Springer, 1980).

Simovski, C.

I. S. Maksymov, A. R. Davoyan, A. E. Miroshnichenko, C. Simovski, P. Belov, and Y. S. Kivshar, Opt. Commun. 285, 821 (2012).
[CrossRef]

C. Simovski and O. Luukkonen, Opt. Commun. 285, 3397 (2012).
[CrossRef]

A. E. Miroshnichenko, I. S. Maksymov, A. R. Davoyan, C. Simovski, P. Belov, and Y. S. Kivshar, Phys. Status Solidi 5, 347 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Sinha, J. K.

Smith, A. D.

N. Ganesh, W. Zhang, P. C. Mathias, E. Chow, J. A. N. T. Soares, V. Malyarchuk, A. D. Smith, and B. T. Cunningham, Nature Nanotechnol. 2, 515 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Soares, B. F.

Soares, J. A. N. T.

N. Ganesh, W. Zhang, P. C. Mathias, E. Chow, J. A. N. T. Soares, V. Malyarchuk, A. D. Smith, and B. T. Cunningham, Nature Nanotechnol. 2, 515 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Song, S. H.

Tan, Y.

van Hulst, N. F.

R. S. Pavlov, A. G. Curto, and N. F. van Hulst, Opt. Commun. 285, 3334 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, W.

N. Ganesh, W. Zhang, P. C. Mathias, E. Chow, J. A. N. T. Soares, V. Malyarchuk, A. D. Smith, and B. T. Cunningham, Nature Nanotechnol. 2, 515 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (2)

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

Y.-C. Chang, H.-W. Chen, and S.-H. Chang, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14, 1536 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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

A. Boltasseva, J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 11, 114001 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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

Nature Nanotechnol. (1)

N. Ganesh, W. Zhang, P. C. Mathias, E. Chow, J. A. N. T. Soares, V. Malyarchuk, A. D. Smith, and B. T. Cunningham, Nature Nanotechnol. 2, 515 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (3)

I. S. Maksymov, A. R. Davoyan, A. E. Miroshnichenko, C. Simovski, P. Belov, and Y. S. Kivshar, Opt. Commun. 285, 821 (2012).
[CrossRef]

R. S. Pavlov, A. G. Curto, and N. F. van Hulst, Opt. Commun. 285, 3334 (2012).
[CrossRef]

C. Simovski and O. Luukkonen, Opt. Commun. 285, 3397 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Phys. Status Solidi (1)

A. E. Miroshnichenko, I. S. Maksymov, A. R. Davoyan, C. Simovski, P. Belov, and Y. S. Kivshar, Phys. Status Solidi 5, 347 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Science (1)

M. Ozaki, J. Kato, and S. Kawata, Science 332, 218 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

H. Reather, Excitation of Plasmons and Interband Transitions by Electrons (Springer, 1980).

E. D. Palik, Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids(Academic, 1985).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic diagram of the proposed wavelength splitter based on the SPR phenomenon.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

SEM images of the fabricated array pattern of SiO2 gratings on a gold/SF10 glass substrate.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

SPR angle curve of the fabricated sample (solid curve). Each color image indicates the experimental results of the diffracted beam obtained by changing the incidence angle of the white light source.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(a) Experimental setup based on wedge-type white light illumination and (b) transmission spectra when the wedge-type white light is incident to the fabricated SPR sample.

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ki=kSPRiK=k0εpsinθSPRi2πΛ,
θiT=sin1(ki/k0).

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