Excitation of remarkably nondispersive surface plasmons on a nondiffracting, dual-pitch metal grating
Hibbins, Alastair P.
Sambles, J. Roy
Lawrence, Christopher R.
University of Exeter; QinetiQ Ltd, Farnborough
Applied Physics Letters
American Institute of Physics
A nondiffracting metallic lamellar grating formed from three equally spaced grooves per repeat period, with one being slightly shallower than the other two is examined at microwave frequencies. When filled with a slightly lossy dielectric, this structure supports a remarkably nondispersive surface plasmon polariton mode, which exhibits strong selective absorption of incident power. Measured reflectivities show excellent agreement with the results predicted by a rigorous coupled wave theory.
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80 (13), pp. 2410-2412