Strong coupling in the far-infrared between graphene plasmons and the surface optical phonons of silicon dioxide
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We study plasmonic resonances in electrostatically gated graphene nanoribbons on silicon dioxide substrates. Absorption spectra are measured in the mid-far infrared and reveal multiple peaks, with width-dependent resonant frequencies. We calculate the dielectric function within the random phase approximation and show that the observed spectra can be explained by surface-plasmon-phonon-polariton modes, which arise from coupling of the graphene plasmon to three surface optical phonon modes in the silicon dioxide.
This research was supported by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, via the award of a Fellowship in Frontier Manufacturing (EP/J018651/1) to G.N., and the European Union under the FET-open grant GOSFEL.
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Vol. 1, No. 11, pp. 1151-1155