Strong coupling between surface plasmon-polaritons and organic molecules in subwavelength hole arrays
Barnes, William L.
Ebbesen, T. W.
University of Exeter; Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg
Physical Review B
American Physical Society
The interaction of a J-aggregate and surface plasmon polariton modes of a subwavelength hole array have been studied in detail. By measuring the effects of hole array period, angular dispersion and concentration of the J-aggregate on the transmission of the array, the existence of a strong coupling regime is demonstrated with a Rabi splitting of 250 meV. This large splitting is explained not only by the high oscillator strength of the dye but also by the high local field amplitudes generated by surface plasmons of the metallic structure.
J. Dintinger, S. Klein, F. Bustos, William L. Barnes, and T. W. Ebbesen, Physical Review B, Vol. 71, article 035424 (2005). "Copyright © 2005 by the American Physical Society."
71 (3), article 035424