A systematic insight into the surface plasmon polaritons guided by the graphene based heterostructures


Graphene paves the way for the outstanding applications as it is one-atom thick and possesses perfect tunability properties. The main goal of this work is to study mode patterns of surface waves propagating in the graphene-based structures in the far-infrared region. Herein, we study a broad variety of graphene structures starting with the simplest graphene/dielectric interface guiding conventional surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) and ending up with more complicated cases allowing to have a deeper insight into the complexity of the mode patterns tunability features provided by graphene paving the way for the hybridized waves. Thus, the hybridized surface-phonon-plasmon-polaritons (SPPPs) guided by graphene/LiF/glass compounds are theoretically studied. By constructing a heterostructure comprising graphene and LiF one may benefit from the advantages of both, resulting in engineerable hybridized SPPPs propagating in both directions, i.e. either forwardly or backwardly. Moreover, we conclude with presentation of the metamaterial composed of graphene and LiF building blocks allowing for an enhanced degree of freedom.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11082-020-02524-0
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
Additional Information: © Springer Nature B.V. 2020. The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11082-020-02524-0 Funding: This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska Curie Grant Agreement No. 713694 and from Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) (Grant No. EP/R024898/1). E.U.R. also acknowledges partial support from the Academic Excellence Project 5-100 proposed by Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Graphene,Metamaterial,Surface plasmon polaritons,Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials,Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics,Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Publication ISSN: 1572-817X
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Published Date: 2020-09-07
Accepted Date: 2020-08-29
Authors: Gric, Tatjana
Rafailov, Edik (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-4152-0120)



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