Resonant photon tunneling via surface plasmon polaritons through one-dimensional metal-dielectric metamaterials

Satoshi Tomita, Takashi Yokoyama, Hisao Yanagi, Ben Wood, John B. Pendry, Minoru Fujii, Shinji Hayashi

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Abstract

We report resonant photon tunneling (RPT) through one-dimensional metamaterials consisting of alternating layers of metal and dielectric. RPT via a surface plasmon polariton state permits evanescent light waves with large wavenumbers to be conveyed through the meta-material. This is the mechanism for sub-wavelength imaging recently demonstrated with a super-lens. Furthermore, we find that the RPT peak is shifted from the reflectance dip with increasing the number of Al layers, indicating that the shift is caused by the losses in the RPT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9942-9950
Number of pages9
JournalOptics Express
Volume16
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jun 23
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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