Slow-plasmon resonant-nanostrip antennas: Analysis and demonstration

Thomas Søndergaard, J. Beermann, Alexandra Boltasseva, S.I. Bozhevolnyi

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    Abstract

    Resonant scattering by gold nanostrip antennas due to constructive interference of counterpropagating slow surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) is analyzed, including the quasistatic limit of ultrasmall antennas, and experimentally demonstrated. The phase of slow SPP reflection by strip ends is found from scattering spectra revealing the influence of non-SPP field components. Experimental scattering spectra of gold 17- and 23-nm-thin strips of 100-500 nm widths placed on quartz and covered with index-matching oil are in excellent agreement with theoretical predictions.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPhysical Review B Condensed Matter
    Volume77
    Issue number11
    Pages (from-to)115420
    ISSN0163-1829
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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    Copyright 2008 American Physical Society

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