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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Glenn D. Boreman
  • Vol. 44, Iss. 28 — Oct. 1, 2005
  • pp: 6017–6022

High transmission efficiency for surface plasmon resonance by use of a dielectric grating

Cédric Lenaerts, Fabrice Michel, Bernard Tilkens, Yves Lion, and Yvon Renotte  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 28, pp. 6017-6022 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.44.006017


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Abstract

The efficiency of the transmission of surface plasmon waves by use of a dielectric diffraction grating is discussed. The Kretschmann device allows us to obtain a surface plasmon resonance that consists of an absorption peak in the reflection spectrum. When surface plasmon resonance occurs, the TM-polarization mode of the incident electromagnetic wave is neither transmitted nor reflected. The procedure to transform an absorption peak into a transmission peak is described. Transmittivity of 68% is obtained for a simple structure that consists of a thin-film layer of Ag coated on a volume diffraction grating and embedded between two dielectric media. The results presented herein were obtained by numerical simulations that were carried out by use of an algorithm based on the rigorous coupled-wave theory.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: November 23, 2004
Revised Manuscript: March 17, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: March 23, 2005
Published: October 1, 2005

Citation
Cédric Lenaerts, Fabrice Michel, Bernard Tilkens, Yves Lion, and Yvon Renotte, "High transmission efficiency for surface plasmon resonance by use of a dielectric grating," Appl. Opt. 44, 6017-6022 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-44-28-6017


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