Titanium nitride as a plasmonic material for visible and near-infrared wavelengths

Gururaj V. Naik, Jeremy L. Schroeder, Xingjie Ni, Alexander V. Kildishev, Timothy D. Sands, Alexandra Boltasseva

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Abstract

The search for alternative plasmonic materials with improved optical properties, easier fabrication and integration capabilities over those of the traditional materials such as silver and gold could ultimately lead to real-life applications for plasmonics and metamaterials. In this work, we show that titanium nitride could perform as an alternative plasmonic material in the visible and near-infrared regions. We demonstrate the excitation of surface-plasmon-polaritons on titanium nitride thin films and discuss the performance of various plasmonic and metamaterial structures with titanium nitride as the plasmonic component. We also show that titanium nitride could provide performance that is comparable to that of gold for plasmonic applications and can significantly outperform gold and silver for transformation-optics and some metamaterial applications in the visible and near-infrared regions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)478-489
Number of pages12
JournalOptical Materials Express
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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    Naik, G. V., Schroeder, J. L., Ni, X., Kildishev, A. V., Sands, T. D., & Boltasseva, A. (2012). Titanium nitride as a plasmonic material for visible and near-infrared wavelengths. Optical Materials Express, 2(4), 478-489. https://doi.org/10.1364/OME.2.000478