Photonic band gap structures for long-range surface plasmon polaritons

Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi, Alexandra Boltasseva, Thomas Søndergaard, Thomas Nikolajsen, Kristjan Leosson

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Abstract

Propagation of long-range surface plasmon polaritons (LR-SPPs) along periodically thickness-modulated metal stripes embedded in dielectric is studied both theoretically and experimentally for light wavelengths in the telecom range. We demonstrate that symmetric (with respect to the film surface) nm-size thickness variations result in the pronounced band gap effect, and obtain very good agreement between measured and simulated (transmission and reflection) spectra. This effect is exploited to realize a compact wavelength add-drop filter with the bandwidth of ~20 nm centered at 1550 nm. The possibilities of achieving a full bandgap (in the surface plane) for LR-SPPs are also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOptics Communications
Volume250
Pages (from-to)328-333
ISSN0030-4018
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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Bozhevolnyi, S. I., Boltasseva, A., Søndergaard, T., Nikolajsen, T., & Leosson, K. (2005). Photonic band gap structures for long-range surface plasmon polaritons. Optics Communications, 250, 328-333.
Bozhevolnyi, Sergey I. ; Boltasseva, Alexandra ; Søndergaard, Thomas ; Nikolajsen, Thomas ; Leosson, Kristjan. / Photonic band gap structures for long-range surface plasmon polaritons. In: Optics Communications. 2005 ; Vol. 250. pp. 328-333.
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Bozhevolnyi, SI, Boltasseva, A, Søndergaard, T, Nikolajsen, T & Leosson, K 2005, 'Photonic band gap structures for long-range surface plasmon polaritons', Optics Communications, vol. 250, pp. 328-333.

Photonic band gap structures for long-range surface plasmon polaritons. / Bozhevolnyi, Sergey I.; Boltasseva, Alexandra; Søndergaard, Thomas; Nikolajsen, Thomas; Leosson, Kristjan.

In: Optics Communications, Vol. 250, 2005, p. 328-333.

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