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  • Vol. 72, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 1982
  • pp: 288–295

Surface energy transfer enhanced by optical cavity excitation: a pole analysis

J. E. Sipe and J. Becher  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 72, Issue 2, pp. 288-295 (1982)

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We discuss an enhancement-of-energy transfer phenomenon that involves the absorption of a photon and takes place in thin surface layers. The enhancement is effected by the resonant excitation of a waveguide mode in the substrate onto which the layer is adsorbed. The system is studied with a pole analysis, allowing the crucial parameters to be identified and physically interpreted. Complete absorption is possible, and a significant enhancement in the photo yield of a photocathode surface layer is calculated. The energy exchange with finite-size incident beams is considered, leading to the conclusion that the device should be highly sensitive to surface layers approaching a monolayer or less in thickness.

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J. E. Sipe and J. Becher, "Surface energy transfer enhanced by optical cavity excitation: a pole analysis," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 72, 288-295 (1982)

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