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Optical guided dispersions and subwavelength transmissions in dispersive plasmonic circular holes

1School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Kyungpook National University, 702-701, Daegu, Korea

2Department of Radio Science and Communication Engineering, Hongik University, 121-791, Seoul, Korea

© 2006 SEP, Warsaw. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

Citation Information: Opto-Electronics Review. Volume 14, Issue 3, Pages 233–241, ISSN (Online) 1896-3757, DOI: 10.2478/s11772-006-0031-z, September 2006

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The light transmission through a dispersive plasmonic circular hole is numerically investigated with an emphasis on its subwavelength guidance. For a better understanding of the effect of the hole diameter on the guided dispersion characteristics, the guided modes, including both the surface plasmon polariton mode and the circular waveguide mode, are studied for several hole diameters, especially when the metal cladding has a plasmonic frequency dependency. A brief comparison is also made with the guided dispersion characteristics of a dispersive plasmonic gap [K.Y. Kim, et al., Opt. Express 14, 320–330 (2006)], which is a planar version of the present structure, and a circular waveguide with perfect electric conductor cladding. Finally, the modal behaviour of the first three TM-like principal modes with varied hole diameters is examined for the same operating mode.

Keywords: dispersion; dispersive plasmonic hole; subwavelength guidance; surface plasmon polariton; surface wave

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