Midinfrared Surface Waves on a High Aspect Ratio Nanotrench Platform

Osamu Takayama, Evgeniy Shkondin, Andrey Bodganov, M. Esmail Aryaee Panah, Kirill Golenitskii, Pavel Dmitriev, Taavi Repän, Radu Malureanu, Pavel Belov, Flemming Jensen, Andrei V. Lavrinenko

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

247 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

Optical surface waves, highly localized modes bound to the surface of media, enable manipulation of light at nanoscale, thus impacting a wide range of areas in nanoscience. By applying metamaterials, artificially designed optical materials, as contacting media at the interface, we can significantly ameliorate surface wave propagation and even generate new types of waves. Here, we demonstrate that high aspect ratio (1:20) grating structures with plasmonic lamellas in deep nanoscale trenches, whose pitch is 1/10 – 1/35 of a wavelength, function as a versatile platform supporting both surface and guided bulk infrared waves. The surface waves exhibit a unique combination of properties: directionality, broadband existence (from 4 µm to at least 14 μm and beyond) and high localization, making them an attractive tool for effective control of light in an extended range of infrared frequencies.
Original languageEnglish
JournalA C S Photonics
Number of pages9
ISSN2330-4022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Hyperbolic metamaterial
  • Dyakonov surface waves
  • Plasmonics

Cite this