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Steering surface plasmon wakes


The propagation direction of surface plasmon wakes can be controlled by exciting a series of dipoles with different phases along a one-dimensional metamaterial.

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Figure 1: Steering Cherenkov radiation.


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Chen, H., Duan, Z. & Chen, M. Steering surface plasmon wakes. Nature Nanotech 10, 736–737 (2015).

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