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

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 metamaterial. This is the mechanism for sub-wavelength imaging recently demonstrated with a super… (More)

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