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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 22 — Oct. 31, 2005
  • pp: 8866–8874

Analytic design and visualization of multiple surface plasmon resonance excitation using angular spectrum decomposition for a Gaussian input beam

Kyongsik Choi, Hwi Kim, Yongjun Lim, Seyoon Kim, and Byoungho Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 22, pp. 8866-8874 (2005)

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We propose an exact design, analysis, and visualization method for multiple surface plasmon resonance (MSPR) mode excitation phenomena for a structure composed of an optimized-thickness polymethyl-methacrylate layer and a gold thin-film layer. The proposed simulation method is based on a recursive transfer matrix method (R-TMM) and Gaussian angular spectrum decomposition. Our method illustrates, under the Kretchmann-Raether attenuated total reflection (ATR) geometry, the response for an angle-modulated Gaussian incident beam. To verify the simulation results we also performed experiments to excite MSPR modes under the ATR geometry. Our fast and exact R-TMM with the Gaussian angular spectrum method can be widely applied to the design and analysis of metal- and dielectric-composed thin film structures.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties

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Original Manuscript: September 22, 2005
Revised Manuscript: October 12, 2005
Published: October 31, 2005

Kyongsik Choi, Hwi Kim, Yongjun Lim, Seyoon Kim, and Byoungho Lee, "Analytic design and visualization of multiple surface plasmon resonance excitation using angular spectrum decomposition for a Gaussian input beam," Opt. Express 13, 8866-8874 (2005)

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