Publication detail

Near-field local detection of energy transport in metal thin film plasmon waveguides

GRMELA, L. KALA, J. TOMÁNEK, P.

Original Title

Near-field local detection of energy transport in metal thin film plasmon waveguides

English Title

Near-field local detection of energy transport in metal thin film plasmon waveguides

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

A study of the optical properties of metallic surface plasmon-polaritons deposited on waveguide structure, focusing on differences with dielectric counterparts for the creation of functional nanoscale optical devices such as waveguides and resonators is reported. The ability of plasmonic structures to confine light to volumes significantly smaller than the diffraction limit of light is discussed. The important challenge of efficient excitation of surface plasmon-polaritons in a micro-optic framework is addressed. The Goos-Hänchen shift resonantly enhanced by placing a metallic quantum well ultrathin film at the dielectric-vacuum (air) interface can significantly improve the performance of these devices.

English abstract

A study of the optical properties of metallic surface plasmon-polaritons deposited on waveguide structure, focusing on differences with dielectric counterparts for the creation of functional nanoscale optical devices such as waveguides and resonators is reported. The ability of plasmonic structures to confine light to volumes significantly smaller than the diffraction limit of light is discussed. The important challenge of efficient excitation of surface plasmon-polaritons in a micro-optic framework is addressed. The Goos-Hänchen shift resonantly enhanced by placing a metallic quantum well ultrathin film at the dielectric-vacuum (air) interface can significantly improve the performance of these devices.

Keywords

optical waveguides, enhanced total internal reflection, Goos-Hänchen effect, surface plasmons, nanophotonics, nanooptics, integrated optics

RIV year

2005

Released

20.12.2005

Publisher

Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Location

Brno

ISBN

80-214-3085-0

Book

NANO'05

Pages from

219

Pages to

224

Pages count

6

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT16476,
  author="Lubomír {Grmela} and Jaroslav {Kala} and Pavel {Tománek}",
  title="Near-field local detection of energy transport in metal thin film plasmon waveguides",
  annote="A study of the optical properties of metallic surface plasmon-polaritons deposited on  waveguide structure, focusing on differences with dielectric counterparts for the creation of functional nanoscale optical devices such as waveguides and resonators is reported. The ability of plasmonic structures to confine light to volumes significantly smaller than the diffraction limit of light is discussed. The important challenge of efficient excitation of surface plasmon-polaritons in a micro-optic framework is addressed. The Goos-Hänchen shift resonantly enhanced by placing a metallic quantum well ultrathin film at the dielectric-vacuum (air) interface  can significantly improve the performance of these devices.",
  address="Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering",
  booktitle="NANO'05",
  chapter="16476",
  institution="Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering",
  year="2005",
  month="december",
  pages="219--224",
  publisher="Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering",
  type="conference paper"
}