Broadband one-way propagation and rainbow trapping of terahertz radiations

Jie Xu, Sanshui Xiao, Chiaho Wu, Hang Zhang*, Xiaohua Deng, Linfang Shen

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Surface magnetoplasmon (SMP) supported at an interface between magnetized plasmonic and dielectric materials has been widely explored; however, it suffers with narrow bandwidth for one-way propagation. Here we propose a novel metal-semiconductor-dielectricmetal (MSDM) structure showing the large bandwidth for the complete one-way propagation (COWP). Because of the compression of the zone for two-way propagating modes in the semiconductor layer by reducing semiconductor thickness, the bandwidth is significantly increased by several times. More importantly, in such MSDM structure, the SMP dispersion can be engineered by controlling the semiconductor thickness, and based on this, slowing wave and trapping rainbow can be realized in a tapered system at terahertz frequencies.
Original languageEnglish
Article number10659
JournalOptics Express
Issue number8
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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