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Title: Experimental analysis of waveguide-coupled surface-plasmon-polariton cone properties

Abstract

Experimental data for waveguide-coupled surface-plasmon-polariton (SPP) cones generated from dielectric waveguides is presented. The results demonstrate a simpler route to collect plasmon waveguide resonance (i.e., PWR) data. In the reverse-Kretschmann configuration (illumination from the sample side) and Kretschmann configuration (illumination from the prism side), all the waveguide modes are excited simultaneously with p- or s-polarized incident light, which permits rapid acquisition of PWR data without the need to scan the incident angle or wavelength, in the former configuration. The concentric SPP cone properties depend on the thickness and index of refraction of the waveguide. The angular intensity pattern of the cone is well-matched to simulation results in the reverse-Kretschmann configuration, and is found to be dependent on the polarization of the incident light and the polarization of the waveguide mode. In the Kretschmann geometry, all waveguide-coupled SPP cones are measured at incident angles that produce attenuated light reflectivity. Furthermore, the enhanced electric field produced under total internal reflection allows high signal-to-noise ratio multimodal spectroscopies (e.g., Raman scattering, luminescence) to measure the chemical content of the waveguide film, which traditionally is not measured with PWR.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Ames Lab. and Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)
  2. Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)
  3. Surface Photonics Inc., Madison, WI (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ames Laboratory (AMES), Ames, IA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1481878
Report Number(s):
IS-J-9715
Journal ID: ISSN 0003-2670; PII: S0003267018311619
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11358
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Analytica Chimica Acta
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1048; Journal ID: ISSN 0003-2670
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; Plasmon waveguide resonance; Dielectric waveguide materials; Directional Rayleigh scattering; Reverse Kretschmann illumination; Kretschmann geometry; Multimodal signal collection

Citation Formats

Nyamekye, Charles K. A., Zhu, Qiaochu, Mahmood, Russell, Weibel, Stephen C., Hillier, Andrew C., and Smith, Emily A. Experimental analysis of waveguide-coupled surface-plasmon-polariton cone properties. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1016/j.aca.2018.09.057.
Nyamekye, Charles K. A., Zhu, Qiaochu, Mahmood, Russell, Weibel, Stephen C., Hillier, Andrew C., & Smith, Emily A. Experimental analysis of waveguide-coupled surface-plasmon-polariton cone properties. United States. doi:10.1016/j.aca.2018.09.057.
Nyamekye, Charles K. A., Zhu, Qiaochu, Mahmood, Russell, Weibel, Stephen C., Hillier, Andrew C., and Smith, Emily A. Wed . "Experimental analysis of waveguide-coupled surface-plasmon-polariton cone properties". United States. doi:10.1016/j.aca.2018.09.057. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1481878.
@article{osti_1481878,
title = {Experimental analysis of waveguide-coupled surface-plasmon-polariton cone properties},
author = {Nyamekye, Charles K. A. and Zhu, Qiaochu and Mahmood, Russell and Weibel, Stephen C. and Hillier, Andrew C. and Smith, Emily A.},
abstractNote = {Experimental data for waveguide-coupled surface-plasmon-polariton (SPP) cones generated from dielectric waveguides is presented. The results demonstrate a simpler route to collect plasmon waveguide resonance (i.e., PWR) data. In the reverse-Kretschmann configuration (illumination from the sample side) and Kretschmann configuration (illumination from the prism side), all the waveguide modes are excited simultaneously with p- or s-polarized incident light, which permits rapid acquisition of PWR data without the need to scan the incident angle or wavelength, in the former configuration. The concentric SPP cone properties depend on the thickness and index of refraction of the waveguide. The angular intensity pattern of the cone is well-matched to simulation results in the reverse-Kretschmann configuration, and is found to be dependent on the polarization of the incident light and the polarization of the waveguide mode. In the Kretschmann geometry, all waveguide-coupled SPP cones are measured at incident angles that produce attenuated light reflectivity. Furthermore, the enhanced electric field produced under total internal reflection allows high signal-to-noise ratio multimodal spectroscopies (e.g., Raman scattering, luminescence) to measure the chemical content of the waveguide film, which traditionally is not measured with PWR.},
doi = {10.1016/j.aca.2018.09.057},
journal = {Analytica Chimica Acta},
number = ,
volume = 1048,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {9}
}

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