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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1016–1024

Experimental determination of a surface wave at the one-dimensional photonic crystal–metal interface

Aldo S. Ramírez-Duverger, Jorge Gaspar-Armenta, and Raúl García-Llamas  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 25, Issue 6, pp. 1016-1024 (2008)

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For the first time, to the best of our knowledge, the existence of a surface wave at the one-dimensional photonic crystal (PC)–metal interface is verified experimentally. That surface mode is excited for both transverse electric and transverse magnetic polarizations in the frequency region where one of the bandgaps of the PC overlaps with the region below the plasma frequency of the metal in the frequency wave-vector space and is observed even under normal incidence from vacuum. For a fixed frequency its angular position is very sensitive to the thickness of the one-dimensional photonic-crystal layer adjacent to the metal.

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OCIS Codes
(240.0310) Optics at surfaces : Thin films
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves
(240.6700) Optics at surfaces : Surfaces
(310.1860) Thin films : Deposition and fabrication
(310.2790) Thin films : Guided waves
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: November 12, 2007
Revised Manuscript: March 18, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 20, 2008
Published: May 23, 2008

Aldo S. Ramírez-Duverger, Jorge Gaspar-Armenta, and Raúl García-Llamas, "Experimental determination of a surface wave at the one-dimensional photonic crystal-metal interface," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 1016-1024 (2008)

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