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Title: Theory of plasmon reflection by a 1D junction

Abstract

We present a comprehensive study of the reflection of normally incident plasmon waves from a low-conductivity 1D junction in a 2D conductive sheet. Rigorous analytical results are derived in the limits of wide and narrow junctions. Two types of phenomena determine the reflectance, the cavity resonances within the junction and the capacitive coupling between the leads. The resonances give rise to alternating strong and weak reflection but are vulnerable to plasmonic damping. The capacitive coupling, which is immune to damping, induces a near perfect plasmon reflection in junctions narrower than 1/10 of the plasmon wavelength. Our results are important for infrared 2D plasmonic circuits utilizing slot antennas, split gates or nanowire gates. Furthermore they are also relevant for the implementation of nanoscale terahertz detectors, where optimal light absorption coincides with the maximal junction reflectance.

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Research Org.:
Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Univ. of California, San Diego, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1455112
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1503309
Grant/Contract Number:  
FG02 84ER45118; SC0012592; FG02-84ER45118
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Optics Express
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Optics Express Journal Volume: 26 Journal Issue: 13; Journal ID: ISSN 1094-4087
Publisher:
Optical Society of America (OSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; Surface plasmons; Plasmonics; Far infrared or terahertz; Switching

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Jiang, Bor-Yuan, Mele, Eugene J., and Fogler, Michael M. Theory of plasmon reflection by a 1D junction. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1364/OE.26.017209.
Jiang, Bor-Yuan, Mele, Eugene J., & Fogler, Michael M. Theory of plasmon reflection by a 1D junction. United States. doi:10.1364/OE.26.017209.
Jiang, Bor-Yuan, Mele, Eugene J., and Fogler, Michael M. Wed . "Theory of plasmon reflection by a 1D junction". United States. doi:10.1364/OE.26.017209.
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title = {Theory of plasmon reflection by a 1D junction},
author = {Jiang, Bor-Yuan and Mele, Eugene J. and Fogler, Michael M.},
abstractNote = {We present a comprehensive study of the reflection of normally incident plasmon waves from a low-conductivity 1D junction in a 2D conductive sheet. Rigorous analytical results are derived in the limits of wide and narrow junctions. Two types of phenomena determine the reflectance, the cavity resonances within the junction and the capacitive coupling between the leads. The resonances give rise to alternating strong and weak reflection but are vulnerable to plasmonic damping. The capacitive coupling, which is immune to damping, induces a near perfect plasmon reflection in junctions narrower than 1/10 of the plasmon wavelength. Our results are important for infrared 2D plasmonic circuits utilizing slot antennas, split gates or nanowire gates. Furthermore they are also relevant for the implementation of nanoscale terahertz detectors, where optimal light absorption coincides with the maximal junction reflectance.},
doi = {10.1364/OE.26.017209},
journal = {Optics Express},
number = 13,
volume = 26,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {6}
}

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