Slow-light dispersion by transparent waveguide plasmon polaritons

Atsushi Ishikawa, Rupert F. Oulton, Thomas Zentgraf, Xiang Zhang

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We propose a classical analogue of electromagnetically induced transparency for a two-level ensemble interacting with two orthogonal optical modes. We show that a single localized plasmon resonance of a metal nanoparticle ensemble coupled to counter-propagating modes of a dielectric waveguide generates a slow transparent waveguide-plasmon polariton. Dispersion is controllable by tuning the coupling strengths of localized plasmon and waveguide modes, while maintaining extremely low loss at the system's transparency. Strong coupling in such plasmonic hybrid systems leads to large group index-bandwidth products.

Original languageEnglish
Article number155108
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - Apr 5 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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