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Electromagnetic energy transfer and switching in nanoparticle chain arrays below the diffraction limit

Brongersma, Mark L. and Hartman, John W. and Atwater, Harry A. (2000) Electromagnetic energy transfer and switching in nanoparticle chain arrays below the diffraction limit. Physical Review B, 62 (24). R16356-R16359. ISSN 0163-1829. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:BROprb00

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Abstract

Electromagnetic energy transfer in plasmon wires consisting of chains of closely spaced metal nanoparticles can occur below the diffraction limit by means of coupled plasmon modes. Coherent propagation with group velocities that exceed 0.1 c is possible in straight wires and around sharp corners (bending radius much less than wavelength of visible light). Energy transmission through chain networks is possible at high efficiencies and is a strong function of the frequency and polarization direction of the plasmon mode. Although these structures exhibit transmission losses due to heating of about 3 dB/500 nm, they have optical functionality that cannot be obtained in other ways at a length scale ≪1 μm.


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Additional Information:© 2000 The American Physical Society Received 27 September 2000 We would like to acknowledge S. A. Maier and K. J. Vahala for useful discussions. This work was supported by the NSF.
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