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Title: Surface plasmon polariton pulse shaping via two-dimensional Bragg grating pairs

Abstract

Abstract We demonstrate control over the spatial and temporal properties of surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) launched from nanohole arrays in silver. The arrays provide wave vector matching to allow the conversion of free-space photons into counter-propagating SPPs. SPPs launched from multiple arrays interfere at well-defined spatial positions, and the interference fringes form an all-SPP periodic nano-optical grating which evolves in space and time as the SPPs propagate. The spatio-temporal characteristics of the optical grating can be tuned through various nanohole array parameters such as tilt angle, separation, and array width. In addition, we examine multiperiodic arrays (MPAs) consisting of arrays with different pitches placed adjacent to one another. This platform allows the temporal interference of SPPs with different central wavelengths to be tailored through the MPA geometric and structural parameters. The temporal interference serves as an encoded signal, whereby the frequency components can be controlled by the array properties.

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ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Physical Sciences Division , Pacific Northwest National Laboratory , P.O. Box 999 , Richland , Washington 99352 , USA
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Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER)
OSTI Identifier:
1716529
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Nanophotonics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Nanophotonics Journal Volume: 10 Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 2192-8606
Publisher:
Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Country of Publication:
Germany
Language:
English

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Crampton, Kevin T., Joly, Alan G., and El-Khoury, Patrick Z.. Surface plasmon polariton pulse shaping via two-dimensional Bragg grating pairs. Germany: N. p., 2020. Web. https://doi.org/10.1515/nanoph-2020-0522.
Crampton, Kevin T., Joly, Alan G., & El-Khoury, Patrick Z.. Surface plasmon polariton pulse shaping via two-dimensional Bragg grating pairs. Germany. https://doi.org/10.1515/nanoph-2020-0522
Crampton, Kevin T., Joly, Alan G., and El-Khoury, Patrick Z.. Mon . "Surface plasmon polariton pulse shaping via two-dimensional Bragg grating pairs". Germany. https://doi.org/10.1515/nanoph-2020-0522.
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abstractNote = {Abstract We demonstrate control over the spatial and temporal properties of surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) launched from nanohole arrays in silver. The arrays provide wave vector matching to allow the conversion of free-space photons into counter-propagating SPPs. SPPs launched from multiple arrays interfere at well-defined spatial positions, and the interference fringes form an all-SPP periodic nano-optical grating which evolves in space and time as the SPPs propagate. The spatio-temporal characteristics of the optical grating can be tuned through various nanohole array parameters such as tilt angle, separation, and array width. In addition, we examine multiperiodic arrays (MPAs) consisting of arrays with different pitches placed adjacent to one another. This platform allows the temporal interference of SPPs with different central wavelengths to be tailored through the MPA geometric and structural parameters. The temporal interference serves as an encoded signal, whereby the frequency components can be controlled by the array properties.},
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journal = {Nanophotonics},
number = 2,
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place = {Germany},
year = {2020},
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