Prism coupling to 'designer' surface plasmons
Hibbins, Alastair P.
Lockyear, Matthew J.
Sambles, J. Roy
University of Exeter
Optical Society of America
The excitation of ‘designer’ surface-plasmon-like modes on periodically perforated metals is demonstrated at microwave frequencies using the classical method of prism coupling. In addition we provide a complete formalism for accurately determining the dispersion of these surface modes. Our findings fully validate the use of metamaterials to give surface plasmon-like behavior at frequencies below the visible.
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16 (25), pp. 20441-20447