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Correlation between Incident and Emission Polarization in Nanowire Surface Plasmon Waveguides

Li, Zhipeng; Bao, Kui; Fang, Yurui; Huang, Yingzhou; Nordlander, Peter and Xu, Hongxing LU (2010) In Nano Letters 10(5). p.1831-1835
Abstract
Nanowire plasmons can be launched by illumination at one terminus of the nanowire and emission can be detected at the other end of the wire. Using polarization dependent dark-held scattering spectroscopy, we measure how the polarization of the emitted light depends on the polarization of the incident light. We observe that the shape of the nanowire termination plays an important role in determining this polarization change. Depending on termination shape, a nanowire can serve as either a polarization-maintaining waveguide, or as a polarization-rotating, nanoscale half-wave plate. The understanding of how plasmonic waveguiding influence the polarization of the guided light is important for optimizing the structure of integrated plasmonic... (More)
Nanowire plasmons can be launched by illumination at one terminus of the nanowire and emission can be detected at the other end of the wire. Using polarization dependent dark-held scattering spectroscopy, we measure how the polarization of the emitted light depends on the polarization of the incident light. We observe that the shape of the nanowire termination plays an important role in determining this polarization change. Depending on termination shape, a nanowire can serve as either a polarization-maintaining waveguide, or as a polarization-rotating, nanoscale half-wave plate. The understanding of how plasmonic waveguiding influence the polarization of the guided light is important for optimizing the structure of integrated plasmonic devices (Less)
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polarization, waveguide, Nanowire, plasmonics
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Nano Letters
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10
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5
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1831 - 1835
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The American Chemical Society
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1530-6992
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10.1021/nl100528c
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English
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  abstract     = {Nanowire plasmons can be launched by illumination at one terminus of the nanowire and emission can be detected at the other end of the wire. Using polarization dependent dark-held scattering spectroscopy, we measure how the polarization of the emitted light depends on the polarization of the incident light. We observe that the shape of the nanowire termination plays an important role in determining this polarization change. Depending on termination shape, a nanowire can serve as either a polarization-maintaining waveguide, or as a polarization-rotating, nanoscale half-wave plate. The understanding of how plasmonic waveguiding influence the polarization of the guided light is important for optimizing the structure of integrated plasmonic devices},
  author       = {Li, Zhipeng and Bao, Kui and Fang, Yurui and Huang, Yingzhou and Nordlander, Peter and Xu, Hongxing},
  issn         = {1530-6992},
  keyword      = {polarization,waveguide,Nanowire,plasmonics},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {1831--1835},
  publisher    = {The American Chemical Society},
  series       = {Nano Letters},
  title        = {Correlation between Incident and Emission Polarization in Nanowire Surface Plasmon Waveguides},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl100528c},
  volume       = {10},
  year         = {2010},
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