CALCULATION OF SLOW MODE SURFACE-PLASMON POLARITON PROPERTIES RELATED TO EXPERIMENTAL-OBSERVATIONS

MP CONNOLLY*, MAB WHITAKER, P DAWSON

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Abstract

Recent experimental results definitively showed, for the first time, optical radiation mediated by the slow mode surface plasmon polariton of metal-oxide-metal tunnel junctions. Here, dispersion curves for this mode are calculated. They are consistent with first-order grating coupling to light at the energies of the experimental emission peaks. The curves are then used to analyze second-order and high-energy (> 2.35 eV) grating coupling of the polaritons to radiation. Finally, variation of slow mode damping as a function of energy is used to explain qualitatively the relative experimental peak emission intensities and the absence of radiation peaks above 2.35 eV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2776-2778
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume61
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 07 Dec 1992

Keywords

  • TUNNEL-JUNCTIONS
  • LIGHT-EMISSION
  • CONSTANTS
  • ALUMINUM
  • METALS

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