Engineering the propagation of high-k bulk plasmonic waves in multilayer hyperbolic metamaterials by multiscale structuring

Sergei Zhukovsky, Andrei Lavrinenko, J. E. Sipe

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Abstract

Propagation of large-wavevector bulk plasmonic waves in multilayer hyperbolic metamaterials (HMMs) with two levels of structuring is theoretically studied. It is shown that when the parameters of a subwavelength metal-dielectric multilayer (substructure) are modulated (superstructured) on a larger, wavelength scale, the propagation of bulk plasmon polaritons in the resulting multiscale HMM is subject to photonic band gap phenomena. A great degree of control over such plasmons can be exerted by varying the superstructure geometry. As an example, Bragg reflection and Fabry-Pérot resonances are demonstrated in multiscale HMMs with periodic superstructures. More complicated, aperiodically ordered superstructures are also considered, with fractal Cantor-like multiscale HMMs exhibiting characteristic self-similar spectral signatures in the high-k band. The multiscale HMM concept is shown to be a promising platform for using high-k bulk plasmonic waves as a new kind of information carriers, which can be used in far-field subwavelength imaging and plasmonic communication.
Original languageEnglish
Article number891512
JournalProceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8915
Number of pages10
ISSN0277-786X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event15th Photonics North Conference - Ottawa , Canada
Duration: 3 Jun 20135 Jun 2013
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Conference

Conference15th Photonics North Conference
CountryCanada
CityOttawa
Period03/06/201305/06/2013
Internet address

Keywords

  • Laser optics
  • Metamaterials
  • Multilayers
  • Phonons
  • Photonic band gap
  • Photonics
  • Photons
  • Quantum theory
  • Solids
  • Plasmons

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Engineering the propagation of high-k bulk plasmonic waves in multilayer hyperbolic metamaterials by multiscale structuring. / Zhukovsky, Sergei; Lavrinenko, Andrei; Sipe, J. E.

In: Proceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 8915, 891512, 2013.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articleResearchpeer-review

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