Nanoscale Fabry-Perot interferometer using channel plasmon-polaritons in triangular metallic grooves
In this letter, we demonstrate the possibility of an effective nano-scale Fabry-Perot interferometer in a sub-wavelength plasmonic waveguide in the form of a triangular groove on a metal surface, guiding channel plasmon-polaritons (CPPs). The resonant cavity is formed by two semitransparent metal membranes (mirrors) placed into the groove. Effective filtering effect of the cavity is demonstrated, resulting in single-mode output from the cavity. Typical quality factor for the cavity of the resonant length is determined to be Q ~ 100 for the silver-vacuum structure with the 30 degree groove angle. Possible ways of increasing this factor are discussed.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHYSICAL SCIENCES (020000) > OPTICAL PHYSICS (020500)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2005 American Institute of Physics|
|Copyright Statement:||Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.|
|Deposited On:||09 Nov 2005|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:16|
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