Dispersion of polarization coupling, localized and collective plasmon modes in a metallic photonic crystal mapped by Mueller Matrix Ellipsometry
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Original versionOptics Express 2015, 23(17): 22800-22815 10.1364/OE.23.022800
We report a spectroscopic Mueller matrix experimental study of a plasmonic photonic crystal consisting of gold hemispheroidal particles (lateral radius 54 nm, height 25 nm) arranged on a square lattice (lattice constant 210 nm) and supported by a glass substrate. Strong polarization coupling is observed for ultraviolet wavelengths and around the surface plasmon resonance for which the off-block-diagonal Mueller matrix elements show pronounced anisotropies. Due to the Rayleigh anomalies, the block-diagonal Mueller matrix elements produce a direct image of the Brillouin Zone (BZ) boundaries of the lattice and resonances are observed at the M-point in the first and at the X-point in the second BZ. These elements show also the dispersion of the localized surface plasmon resonance.