Surface plasmon polariton propagation in organic nanofiber based plasmonic waveguides

Till Leißner, Christoph Lemke, Stephan Jauernik, Mathias Müller, Jacek Fiutowski, Luciana Tavares, Kasper Thilsing-Hansen, Jakob Kjelstrup-Hansen, Olaf Magnussen, Horst-Günter Rubahn, Michael Bauer

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Plasmonic wave packet propagation is monitored in dielectric-loaded surface plasmon polariton waveguides realized from para-hexaphenylene nanofibers deposited onto a 60 nm thick gold film. Using interferometric time resolved two-photon photoemission electron microscopy we are able to determine phase and group velocity of the surface plasmon polariton (SPP) waveguiding mode (0.967c and 0.85c at λLaser = 812nm) as well as the effective propagation length (39 μm) along the fiber-gold interface. We furthermore observe that the propagation properties of the SPP waveguiding mode are governed by the cross section of the waveguide.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOptics Express
Issue number7
Pages (from-to)8251-8260
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 28. Mar 2013


  • Surface Plasmon
  • Plasmonics
  • Femtosecond phenomena
  • Ultrafast devices
  • organic materials
  • Surface photoemission and photoelectron spectroscopy


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