Plasmon-Induced Transparency in a Surface Plasmon Polariton Waveguide with a Right-Angled Slot and Rectangle Cavity

Schematic diagram and geometric parameters of the nanoscale plasmonic resonator system.


The phenomenon of plasmon-induced transparency (PIT) is realized a in surface plasmon polariton waveguide at near-infrared frequencies. The right-angled slot and rectangle cavity placed inside one of the metallic claddings are respectively utilized to obtain bright and dark modes in a typical bright-dark mode waveguide. A PIT transmission spectrum of the waveguide is generated due to the destructive interference between the bright and dark modes, and the induced transparency peak can be manipulated by adjusting the size of the bright and dark resonators and the coupling distance between them. Subsequently, spectral splitting based on the PIT structure is studied numerically and analytically. Simulation
results indicate that double electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT)-like peaks emerge in the broadband transmission spectrum by adding another rectangle cavity, and the corresponding physical mechanism is presented. Yu and his colleagues’ novel plasmonic structure and the findings pave the way for new design and engineering of highly integrated optical circuit such as nanoscale optical switching, nanosensor, and wavelength-selecting nanostructure.




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