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2008-09-23 11:31 - Polarization-dependent coupling to plasmon modes on submicron gold wire in photonic crystal fiber

H. W. Lee, M. A. Schmidt, H. K. Tyagi, L. Prill Sempere, and P. St. J. Russell, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 93, 111102 (2008).

Published in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, Volume 18, Issue 13

We present experimental results on coupling to surface plasmon modes on gold nanowires selectively introduced into polarization-maintaining photonic crystal fibers. Highly polarization- and wavelength-dependent transmission is observed. In one sample 24.5 mm long, the transmission on and off resonance differs by as much as 45 dB. Near-field optical images of the light emerging from such a gold-filled fiber show light guided on the wire at surface plasmon resonances. Finite element simulations are in good agreement with the experimental results. These gold-filled fibers can be potentially used as in-fiber wavelength-dependent filters and polarizers and as near-field tips for sub-wavelength-scale imaging.