Special Section on Nanoplasmonics

Infrared surface polaritons on bismuth

[+] Author Affiliations
Farnood Khalilzadeh-Rezaie, Janardan Nath, Monas Shahzad, Robert E. Peale

University of Central Florida, Department of Physics, 4000 Central Florida Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32816, United States

Christian W. Smith

University of Central Florida, Department of Physics, 4000 Central Florida Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32816, United States

University of Central Florida, Nanoscience Technology Center, 4000 Central Florida Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32816, United States

Air Force Research Laboratory, Sensors Directorate, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio 45433, United States

Wyle Laboratories Inc., 2601 Mission Point Boulevard, Suite 300, Dayton, Ohio 45431, United States

Nima Nader

Air Force Research Laboratory, Sensors Directorate, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio 45433, United States

Solid State Scientific Corporation, 12 Simon Street, Nashua, New Hampshire 03060, United States

Justin W. Cleary

Air Force Research Laboratory, Sensors Directorate, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio 45433, United States

Ivan Avrutsky

Wayne State University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 5050 Anthony Wayne Drive, Detroit, Michigan 48202, United States

J. Nanophoton. 9(1), 093792 (Feb 17, 2015). doi:10.1117/1.JNP.9.093792
History: Received October 31, 2014; Accepted December 29, 2014
Text Size: A A A

Abstract.  Optical constants for evaporated bismuth (Bi) films were measured by ellipsometry and compared with those published for single crystal and melt-cast polycrystalline Bi in the wavelength range of 1 to 40μm. The bulk plasma frequency ωp and high-frequency limit to the permittivity ε were determined from the long-wave portion of the permittivity spectrum, taking previously published values for the relaxation time τ and effective mass m*. This part of the complex permittivity spectrum was confirmed by comparing calculated and measured reflectivity spectra in the far-infrared. Properties of surface polaritons (SPs) in the long-wave infrared were calculated to evaluate the potential of Bi for applications in infrared plasmonics. Measured excitation resonances for SPs on Bi lamellar gratings agree well with calculated resonance spectra based on grating geometry and complex permittivity.

Figures in this Article
© 2015 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers

Citation

Farnood Khalilzadeh-Rezaie ; Christian W. Smith ; Janardan Nath ; Nima Nader ; Monas Shahzad, et al.
"Infrared surface polaritons on bismuth", J. Nanophoton. 9(1), 093792 (Feb 17, 2015). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JNP.9.093792


Tables

Access This Article
Sign in or Create a personal account to Buy this article ($20 for members, $25 for non-members).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Related Book Chapters

Topic Collections

Advertisement
  • Don't have an account?
  • Subscribe to the SPIE Digital Library
  • Create a FREE account to sign up for Digital Library content alerts and gain access to institutional subscriptions remotely.
Access This Article
Sign in or Create a personal account to Buy this article ($20 for members, $25 for non-members).
Access This Proceeding
Sign in or Create a personal account to Buy this article ($15 for members, $18 for non-members).
Access This Chapter

Access to SPIE eBooks is limited to subscribing institutions and is not available as part of a personal subscription. Print or electronic versions of individual SPIE books may be purchased via SPIE.org.