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Ultraconfined Interlaced Plasmons

Morgado, T. A. ; Marcos, J. ; Silveirinha, M. G. ; Maslovski , S.

Physical Review Letters Vol. 107, Nº 063903, pp. 1 - 4, August, 2011.

ISSN (print): 1079-7114
ISSN (online): 0031-9007

Scimago Journal Ranking: 6,31 (in 2011)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.063903

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We describe a mesoscopic excitation in strongly coupled grids of metallic nanorods, resulting from the hybridization of weakly bounded plasmons. It is shown both theoretically and experimentally that the characteristic spatial scale of the interlaced plasmons is determined by geometrical features, rather than from the electrical length of the nanorods, and that due to their wide band nature, weak sensitivity to metallic absorption, and subwavelength mode sizes, such plasmons may have exciting applications in waveguiding in the nanoscale.