Interplay of nonlocal response, damping, and low group velocity in surface-plasmon polaritons

Søren Raza (Invited author), N. Asger Mortensen (Invited author)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

306 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

The miniaturization of metal structures down to the nanoscale has been accompanied with several recent studies demonstrating plasmonic effects not explainable by classical electromagnetic theory. Describing the optical properties of materials solely through the bulk dielectric function has been augmented with quantum mechanical corrections, such as the electron spill-out effect and nonlocal response. Here, we discuss the latter and its implications on the waveguiding characteristics, such as dispersion and group velocity, of the surface-plasmon polariton mode supported at a metal-air interface.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE
Number of pages7
Volume9763
PublisherSPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication date2016
Article number97630Y
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventSlow Light, Fast Light, and Opto-Atomic Precision Metrology IX - San Francisco, California, United States
Duration: 15 Feb 201618 Feb 2016

Conference

ConferenceSlow Light, Fast Light, and Opto-Atomic Precision Metrology IX
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, California
Period15/02/201618/02/2016
SeriesProceedings of S P I E - International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9763
ISSN0277-786X

Bibliographical note

Copyright © 2016, Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper is prohibited.

Keywords

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Nonlocal response
  • Plasmonics
  • Waveguides

Cite this

Raza, S., & Mortensen, N. A. (2016). Interplay of nonlocal response, damping, and low group velocity in surface-plasmon polaritons. In Proceedings of SPIE (Vol. 9763). [97630Y] SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering. Proceedings of S P I E - International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol.. 9763 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2220225