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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 22 — Oct. 29, 2007
  • pp: 14673–14678

Reflection and emission properties of an infrared emitter

Chih-Ming Wang, Yia-Chung Chang, Ming-Wei Tsai, Yi-Han Ye, Chia-Yi Chen, Yu-Wei Jiang, Yi-Tsung Chang, Si-Chen Lee, and Din Ping Tsai  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 22, pp. 14673-14678 (2007)

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The reflection and emission properties of an infrared emitter, which is a plasmonic multilayer structure consisting of a relief metallic grating, a waveguide layer, and a metallic substrate are investigated both experimentally and theoretically. A localized surface plasmon polariton (SPP) mode which is angular-independent in almost the full range of incident angles is observed. The thermal emission of this structure is also measured. It is found that the emission peak coincides with the angular-independent localized SPP mode. In addition, the emission spectrum of the plasmonic emitter can be predicted by investigating the reflectance spectrum.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(260.3060) Physical optics : Infrared
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: August 15, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 15, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 15, 2007
Published: October 23, 2007

Chih-Ming Wang, Yia-Chung Chang, Ming-Wei Tsai, Yi-Han Ye, Chia-Yi Chen, Yu-Wei Jiang, Yi-Tsung Chang, Si-Chen Lee, and Din Ping Tsai, "Reflection and emission properties of an infrared emitter," Opt. Express 15, 14673-14678 (2007)

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