Asymmetric Surface Plasmon Polariton Emission by a Dipole Emitter Near a Metal Surface

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Asymmetric Surface Plasmon Polariton Emission by a Dipole Emitter Near a Metal Surface

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Title: Asymmetric Surface Plasmon Polariton Emission by a Dipole Emitter Near a Metal Surface
Author: Mueller, Jan Philipp Balthasar; Capasso, Federico

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Citation: Mueller, Jan Philipp Balthasar, and Federico Capasso. 2013. "Asymmetric Surface Plasmon Polariton Emission by a Dipole Emitter Near a Metal Surface." Physical Review B 88 (12): 121410(R).
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Abstract: We show that the surface plasmon polariton (SPP) radiation patterns of point-dipole emitters in the vicinity of a metal-dielectric interface are generally asymmetric with respect to the location of the emitter. In particular rotating dipoles, which emit elliptically polarized light, produce highly asymmetric SPP radiation fields that include unidirectional emission. Asymmetric SPP radiation patterns also result when a dipole oscillates tilted with respect to the plane of the interface and optical losses or gains are present in the materials. These effects can be used to directionally control SPP emission and absorption, as well as to study emission and scattering processes close to metal-dielectric interfaces. Possible implementations of asymmetrically emitting SPP sources are discussed.
Published Version: doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.88.121410
Other Sources: http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1304/1304.2403.pdf
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