Near-field studies of surface plasmon generation: Optical and terahertz studies

H. W. Kihm, K. G. Lee, M. A. Seo, K. J. Ahn, A. J.L. Adam, J. H. Kang, Q. H. Park, P. C.M. Planken, D. S. Kim

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Abstract

We study the dielectric constant dependent diffraction phenomena of single slit apertures, both theoretically and experimentally. We experimentally simulate perfect metal and real metal cases by investigating subwavelength diffraction by a single slit, both in nano-optical and in terahertz regimes, keeping the slit-width/wavelength ratio approximately the same for both of frequency regimes. The wave-front in optical regime separates itself into forward propagating beam and surface-bound 90-degree diffracted wave, i.e., surface plasmon polaritons; while the separation of modes is not observed in terahertz regime.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlasmonics
Subtitle of host publicationMetallic Nanostructures and Their Optical Properties VI
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventPlasmonics: Metallic Nanostructures and Their Optical Properties VI - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2008 Aug 102008 Aug 14

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7032
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherPlasmonics: Metallic Nanostructures and Their Optical Properties VI
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period08/8/1008/8/14

Keywords

  • Near-field
  • Surface plasmon
  • THz spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Kihm, H. W., Lee, K. G., Seo, M. A., Ahn, K. J., Adam, A. J. L., Kang, J. H., Park, Q. H., Planken, P. C. M., & Kim, D. S. (2008). Near-field studies of surface plasmon generation: Optical and terahertz studies. In Plasmonics: Metallic Nanostructures and Their Optical Properties VI [70321P] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 7032). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.794362