Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorDebroux, Romain L.en
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-30T08:00:16Zen
dc.date.available2018-05-30T08:00:16Zen
dc.date.issued2018-05-29en
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:15746en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/83408en
dc.description.abstractSince Ebbesen's seminal work in 1998 observing extraordinary optical transmission (EOT) through nanohole arrays, much research has focused on the role of surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) in EOT. While the energy and momentum conditions have become clear, no consensus has been reached on the role of incident light polarization. This study presents a simple model that captures Bloch-SPP excitation, including the role of polarization, in general periodic plasmonic structures. Our model predicts that under certain conditions polarization conversion should occur in EOT light transmitted through the nanohole array. We experimentally measure polarization conversion in EOT and compare the experimentally obtained results to the predictions of our model. Using numerical simulations, we tie the far field experimental results to the near field underlying physics described by our model. In using polarization conversion to provide evidence supporting our model, we also establish a novel approach to achieving polarization conversion based on SPPs instead of hole shape or other techniques in literature, and present reasons why this approach to achieving polarization conversion may be better suited for applications in biomedical sensing and optical elements.en
dc.format.mediumETDen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectSurface Plasmon Polaritonsen
dc.subjectPlasmonicsen
dc.subjectSPPsen
dc.subjectNanohole Arrayen
dc.subjectPolarization Conversionen
dc.titlePolarization Conversion Mediated Surface Plasmon Polaritons in Extraordinary Optical Transmission through a Nanohole Arraysen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineeringen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical Engineeringen
dc.contributor.committeechairZhou, Weien
dc.contributor.committeememberPoon, Ting-Chungen
dc.contributor.committeememberEconomou, Sophia E.en


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record