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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2007, Article ID 79469, 8 pages
Plasmonic Nanolayer Composites: Coupled Plasmon
Polaritons, Effective-Medium Response, and Subdiffraction
Justin Elser,1 Alexander A. Govyadinov,1 Ivan Avrutsky,2 Ildar Salakhutdinov,2 and Viktor A. Podolskiy1
1 Department of Physics, Oregon State University, 301 Weniger Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331-6507, USA
2 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
Received 14 February 2007; Accepted 4 June 2007
Recommended by Christian Brosseau
We analyze the evolution of the modes in nanoplasmonic multilayered structures and study the transition of the optical properties
of these systems to the effective-medium regime. We derive the effective-medium parameters and study the validity of our analyt-
ical results with exact numerical solutions of Maxwell equations. Finally, we explore the applications of multilayered systems for
subwavelength light confinement in planar and circular waveguides.
Copyright © 2007 Justin Elser et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License,
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