Quest for organic plasmonics

Lei Gu, Norfolk State University
J. Livenere, Norfolk State University
G. Zhu, Norfolk State University
Evgenii E. Narimanov, Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University
M. A. Noginov, Norfolk State University

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Copyright 2013 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in and may be found at Appl. Phys. Lett.103, 021104 (2013); The following article has been accepted by Applied Physics Letters. Copyright 2013 Lei Gu, J. Livenere, G. Zhu, E. E. Narimanov and M. A. Noginov. This article is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.


Many photonic metamaterials and plasmonic devices, in spite of their unparalleled responses to light waves and nearly fantastic applications, suffer from absorption loss in constituent metallic components. Unfortunately, none of the known techniques aimed to conquer the absorption loss has led to a revolutionary technological breakthrough, prompting a continuing quest for efficient solutions to the loss problem. In this letter, we study optical properties of non-metallic organic plasmonic and epsilon-near-zero materials and demonstrate propagation of a surface plasmon polariton at the interface between solid organic dye and air. (C) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC.


Nanoscience and Nanotechnology