Volume 122, Number 1, April 2018
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure, Electrical, Magnetic and Optical Properties|
|Published online||29 May 2018|
Tunable surface plasmon polaritons at the surfaces of nanocomposite media
1 School of Physics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology - Wuhan 430074, China
2 Quantum Optics Lab. Department of Physics, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology - Islamabad, Pakistan
3 Abbot Abad University of Science and Technology - Abbot Abad, Pakistan
Received: 16 March 2018
Accepted: 3 May 2018
Surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) at the interfaces of composite media have some important properties not found in conventional SPPs, i.e., SPPs at metal-dielectric interfaces. We present a useful scheme to control basic features of SPPs at the interface between a tripod-type atomic system and a silver-silica (AgSiO2) composite film. There is some interaction between the SPPs at the interface and localized surface plasmons (LSPs) due to Ag-nanoparticles in the composite. We show that the SPP's dispersive properties are strongly dependent on the coherent driving fields applied in the atomic system. Similarly, the filling ratio of the nanoparticles in the composite and the incident wavelength also affect different features of the SPPs. Our model provides more degrees of freedom for tuning the fundamental properties of SPPs at the interfaces associated with composite media.
PACS: 73.20.Mf – Collective excitations (including excitons, polarons, plasmons and other charge-density excitations) / 32.80.Qk – Coherent control of atomic interactions with photons / 78.68.+m – Optical properties of surfaces
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