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Chin. Phys. B, 2013, Vol. 22(3): 034102    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/22/3/034102

Manipulating surface plasmon waves by transformation optics: Design examples of beam squeezer, bend, and omnidirectional absorber

Yu Zhen-Zhong, Feng Yi-Jun, Wang Zheng-Bin, Zhao Jun-Ming, Jiang Tian
Department of Electronic Engineering, School of Electronic Science and Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China
Abstract  We present several design examples of how to apply the transformation optics and curved space under coordinate transformation to manipulating the surface plasmon waves in a controlled manner. We demonstrate in detail the design procedure of the plasmonic wave squeezer, in-plane bend and omnidirectional absorber. We show that the approximation method of modifying only the dielectric material of a dielectric–metal surface of the plasmonic device could lead to acceptable performance, which facilitates the fabrication of the device. The functionality of the proposed plasmonic device is verified using three-dimensional full-wave electromagnetic simulations. Aiming at practical realization, we also show the design of plasmonic in-plane bend and omnidirectional absorber by an alternative transformation scheme, which results in simple device structure with a tapered isotropic dielectric cladding layer on the top of the metal surface that can be fabricated with the existing nanotechnology.
Keywords:  transformation optics      surface plasmon polaritons      metamaterial  
Received:  07 July 2012      Revised:  03 September 2012      Published:  01 February 2013
PACS:  41.20.Jb (Electromagnetic wave propagation; radiowave propagation)  
  73.20.Mf (Collective excitations (including excitons, polarons, plasmons and other charge-density excitations))  
  78.67.Pt (Multilayers; superlattices; photonic structures; metamaterials)  
Fund: Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 60990322, 60990320, 60801001, and 61101011) and the Specialized Research Fund for Doctoral Program of Higher Education of China (Grant No. 20100091110036).
Corresponding Authors:  Feng Yi-Jun     E-mail:

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Yu Zhen-Zhong, Feng Yi-Jun, Wang Zheng-Bin, Zhao Jun-Ming, Jiang Tian Manipulating surface plasmon waves by transformation optics: Design examples of beam squeezer, bend, and omnidirectional absorber 2013 Chin. Phys. B 22 034102

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