Highly confined surface plasmon polaritons in the ultraviolet region.

@article{Chubchev2017HighlyCS,
  title={Highly confined surface plasmon polaritons in the ultraviolet region.},
  author={E. D. Chubchev and Igor A. Nechepurenko and Alexander V. Dorofeenko and A. P. Vinogradov and Alexander A. Lisyansky},
  journal={Optics express},
  year={2017},
  volume={26 7},
  pages={
          9050-9062
        }
}
Surface plasmon polaritons are commonly believed to be a future basis for the next generation of optoelectronic and all-optical devices. To achieve this, it is critical that the surface plasmon polariton modes be strongly confined to the surface and have a sufficiently long propagation length and a nanosize wavelength. As of today, in the visible part of the spectrum, these conditions are not satisfied for any type of surface plasmon polaritons. In this paper, we demonstrate that in the… 

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A.J.C. acknowledges a scholarship from the Brazilian agency CNPq (Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Tecnologico). N.M.R.P. acknowledges the European Commission through the project

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