Dispersing Light with Surface Plasmon Polaritonic Crystals

V. Mikhailov, Gregory Wurtz, J. Elliott, P. Bayvel, Anatoly Zayats

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

44 Citations (Scopus)


Spectral dispersion of light on a finite-size surface plasmon polaritonic (SPP) crystal has been studied. The angular wavelength separation of one or more orders of magnitude higher than in other state-of-the-art wavelength-splitting devices available to date has been demonstrated. The two-stage process is responsible for the dispersion value, which involves conversion of the incident light into SPP Bloch modes of a nanostructure followed by the SPP Bloch waves refraction at the SPP crystal boundary. The high spectral dispersion achievable in plasmonic devices may be useful for integrated high-resolution spectroscopy in nanophotonic, optical communication and lab-on-a-chip applications.
Original languageEnglish
Article number083901
Pages (from-to)083901-1-083901-4
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 22 Aug 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Dispersing Light with Surface Plasmon Polaritonic Crystals'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this