Multiple trains of same-color surface plasmon-polaritons guided by the planar interface of a metal and a sculptured nematic thin film. Part III: Experimental evidence

Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Yi Jun Jen, Chia Feng Lin

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

45 Scopus citations

Abstract

The absorbances of two samples of a bilayer comprising a metal film and a periodically nonhomogeneous sculptured nematic thin film (SNTF) were measured in the Kretschmann configuration, the incident plane waves being linearly polarized with their wave vectors lying wholly in the morphologically significant plane of the SNTF. Comparison of experimental data with theoretical predictions confirmed the possibility of independently launching multiple surface-plasmon-polariton waves of the same color (frequency) but different phase speeds and polarization states. Exciting prospects are in store for plasmonics-based sensing, imaging, and communication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number033506
JournalJournal of Nanophotonics
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Multiple trains of same-color surface plasmon-polaritons guided by the planar interface of a metal and a sculptured nematic thin film. Part III: Experimental evidence'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this