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Application of Effective Medium Modeling to Plasmonic Nanosphere Waveguides

Abstract A proposed visible spectrum nanoscale imaging method requires material with permittivity values much larger than those available in real world materials to shrink the visible wavelength to attain the desired resolution. It has been proposed that the extraordinarily slow propagation experienced by light guided along plasmon resonant structures is a viable approach to obtaining these short wavelengths. To assess the feasibility of such a system, an effective medium model of a chain of Noble metal plasmonic nanospheres is developed, leading to a straightforward calculation of the waveguiding properties. Evaluation of other models for such structures that have appeared in the literature, including an eigenvalue problem nearest neighbor approxim... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Hale, Paul (Author) / Diaz, Rodolfo E (Advisor) / Goodnick, Stephen (Committee member) / Aberle, James (Committee member) / Palais, Joseph (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electromagnetics / Electrical engineering / Optics / dielectric waveguide / effective medium / green function / lossy waveguide / plasmonics / plasmonic waveguide
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 180 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Electrical Engineering 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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