Topological Majorana States in Zigzag Chains of Plasmonic Nanoparticles

Alexander Poddubny, Andrey Miroshnichenko, Alexey Slobozhanyuk, Yuri Kivshar

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We propose a simple realization of topological edge states in zigzag chains of plasmonic nanoparticles, mimicking the Kitaev model of Majorana fermions. We demonstrate the one-to-one correspondence between the coupled dipole equations in the zigzag plasmonic chain and the Bogoliubov-de-Gennes equations for the quantum wire on top of superconductor and support the analytical theory by the full-wave electromagnetic simulations. We reveal that localized plasmons can be excited selectively at both edges of the zigzag chain of plasmonic nanoparticles depending on the incident plane wave polarization. (Chemical Presented).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-105
Number of pages5
JournalACS Photonics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 19 Feb 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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