Interface modes in nanostructured metal-dielectric metamaterials

Ivan Iorsh*, Alexey Orlov, Pavel Belov, Yuri Kivshar

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    We study surface modes at an interface separating two different layered metal-dielectric metamaterials. We demonstrate that, in a sharp contrast to the effective-medium approach predicting a single interface mode with the surface-plasmon dispersion, the transfer-matrix method reveals the existence of three types of localized interface modes, including a backward interface mode. These results confirm that metal-dielectric nanostructured metamaterials can demonstrate strong optical nonlocality due to the excitation of surface plasmon polaritons.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number151914
    JournalApplied Physics Letters
    Issue number15
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2011


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