[OPTICAL REVIEW Vol. 13, No. 4 (2006) 213-214]
© 2006 The Optical Society of Japan

Reflection of Surface Plasmon Polaritons by a Corner Reflector of Negative Index Materials

Zhongtuan MA, Pei WANG, Xiaojin JIAO, Yong CAO and Hai MING

Department of Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China

(Received November 15, 2005; Accepted January 20, 2006)

A novel type of corner reflector for the reflection of surface plasmon polariton (SPP) is proposed. The reflector consists of two layers of compensatory media whose permittivity and permeability take opposite signs to that of the corresponding layer of the SP waveguide. By rigorously solving Maxwell's equations, the reflected SPP is proved to exist. The transverse wave vector of the reflected SPP is always antiparallel to that of the incident SPP and no phase retardation is introduced.

Key words: corner reflector, surface plasmon, phase retardation