TM surface plasmon (SP) characteristics of a four-layer structure, consisting of air as the superstrate, a monolayer of graphene, a dielectric buffer layer and metal as the substrate are analyzed at sub-THz frequencies. TM SPs in such case are represented by metal-like and graphene-like branches. For small frequencies the metal-like plasmon splits up into two branches depending on the graphene electron concentration; one of the branches goes into cutoff at the point where the branch features Brewster-type characteristics. Graphene-like plasmon modes are converted into short-range modes for small buffer thicknesses. Brewster-type SP modes can be effectively modulated in the vicinity of their cutoff thicknesses by means of the graphene electron concentration.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45003-45010
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Optics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 27 Mar 2015

    Research areas

  • surface plasmons, modes, Brewster, multi-layer, sub-THz frequencies

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