Controlling Surface Plasmon Polaritons Propagating at the Boundary of Low-Dimensional Acoustic Metamaterials


As a novel type of artificial media created recently, metamaterials demonstrate novel performance and consequently pave the way for potential applications in the area of functional engineering in comparison to the conventional substances. Acoustic metamaterials and plasmonic structures possess a wide variety of exceptional physical features. These include effective negative properties, band gaps, negative refraction, etc. In doing so, the acoustic behaviour of conventional substances is extended. Acoustic metamaterials are considered as the periodic composites with effective parameters that might be engineered with the aim to dramatically control the propagation of supported waves. Homogenization of the system under consideration should be performed to seek the calculation of metamaterial permittivity. The dispersion behaviour of surface waves propagating from the boundary of a nanocomposite composed of semiconductor enclosures that are systematically distributed in a transparent matrix and low-dimensional acoustic metamaterial and constructed by an array of nanowires implanted in a host material are studied. We observed the propagation of surface plasmon polaritons. It is demonstrated that one may dramatically modify the properties of the system by tuning the geometry of inclusions.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Additional Information: © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https:// 4.0/) 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). The work of E.U. Rafailov was partially funded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation as part of World-class Research Center program: Advanced Digital Technologies (contract No. 075-15-2020-934 dated 17.11.2020).
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acoustic,Low-dimensional,Metamaterial,Surface plasmon polaritons,Materials Science(all),Instrumentation,Engineering(all),Process Chemistry and Technology,Computer Science Applications,Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
Publication ISSN: 2076-3417
Last Modified: 14 May 2024 07:26
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2021 07:50
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Published Date: 2021-07-08
Accepted Date: 2021-07-06
Authors: Ioannidis, Thanos
Gric, Tatjana
Rafailov, Edik (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-4152-0120)



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