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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2010
  • pp: 703–707

Field localization in Bragg waveguide assisted by metal layers

V. Marrocco, M. A. Vincenti, M. Grande, G. Calò, V. Petruzzelli, F. Prudenzano, and A. D’Orazio  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 4, pp. 703-707 (2010)

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The surface plasmons (SPs) capability to affect the field localization within a Bragg structure is discussed in this paper. The effects induced by the presence of a silver layer on the formation of a resonant mode are analyzed as well, showing that SPs do actually aid the formation of an enhanced resonant mode, which is not able to localize when SPs are not well supported by the metal. The numerical analysis highlights the dramatic ability of a SP to localize light at certain wavelengths, even though the mechanism is affected by losses, which have been estimated replacing silver with a perfectly electric conductor layer.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3900) Materials : Metals
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(230.7400) Optical devices : Waveguides, slab
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance

ToC Category:
Optical Materials

Original Manuscript: January 7, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 2, 2010
Published: March 18, 2010

V. Marrocco, M. A. Vincenti, M. Grande, G. Calò, V. Petruzzelli, F. Prudenzano, and A. D'Orazio, "Field localization in Bragg waveguide assisted by metal layers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 703-707 (2010)

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