Surface plasmon polariton compression through radially and linearly polarized source

Remo Proietti Zaccaria*, Francesco De Angelis, Andrea Toma, Luca Razzari, Alessandro Alabastri, Gobind Das, Carlo Liberale, Enzo Di Fabrizio

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We report on the possibility of realizing a radial mode on a metallic conical structure by means of a linearly polarized incident wave. This result is utilized for observing surface plasmon polaritons adiabatic compression on a tapered conical nanostructure. The ingredients for radial mode generation are described in terms of phase-matching of the components of the electromagnetic field. We conclude by showing the robustness of this approach, explaining the polaritonic behavior as a function of the device geometry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)545-547
Number of pages3
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 15 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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