Long-range surface plasmon polaritons with subwavelength mode expansion in an asymmetrical system

Citation:

Jian-Jun, C., Zhi, L. & Qi-Huang, G. Long-range surface plasmon polaritons with subwavelength mode expansion in an asymmetrical system. CHINESE PHYSICS B 18, 3535-3541 (2009).

摘要:

Long-range surface plasmon polariton (LRSPP) modes in an asymmetrical system, in which the thin metal film is sandwiched between a semi-infinite substrate and a high permittivity polymer film with a finite thickness, are theoretically calculated and analyzed. Due to the high permittivity of the polymer film, at proper polymer film thicknesses, the index-matching condition of the dielectrics at both sides of the metal can be satisfied for supporting LRSPP modes, and the electromagnetic field above the metal can be localized well. It is found that these LRSPP modes have both long propagation lengths and subwavelength mode expansion above the metal at the optimal polymer film thicknesses. Furthermore, the requirements on the refractive index and the thickness of the polymer film to support LRSPP modes at the optimal thicknesses are found to be not critical.
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