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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1999
  • pp: 922–929

Absorption spectra of a dielectric grating on a metal substrate

S. R. Seshadri  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 16, Issue 4, pp. 922-929 (1999)

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A planar dielectric film waveguide with a substrate of a nearly-free-electron metal has an ordinary diffraction grating etched on its surface. The reflection of a light beam incident on the grating from the cover is investigated as a function of the angle of incidence. A perturbation procedure is used for the determination of the resulting absorption spectra. The angular location and the depth of the antiresonance in the angular response of the reflection coefficient are used to obtain estimates of the average thickness of the dielectric film and the relative amplitude of the grating.

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OCIS Codes
(130.6010) Integrated optics : Sensors
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption
(310.2790) Thin films : Guided waves
(350.2770) Other areas of optics : Gratings

Original Manuscript: July 23, 1998
Revised Manuscript: November 16, 1998
Manuscript Accepted: December 9, 1998
Published: April 1, 1999

S. R. Seshadri, "Absorption spectra of a dielectric grating on a metal substrate," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 16, 922-929 (1999)

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