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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 19 — Sep. 12, 2011
  • pp: 18393–18398

Perfect absorber supported by optical Tamm states in plasmonic waveguide

Yongkang Gong, Xueming Liu, Hua Lu, Leiran Wang, and Guoxi Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 19, pp. 18393-18398 (2011)

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Based on a two-dimensional plasmonic metal-dielectric-metal (MDM) waveguide with a thin metallic layer and a dielectric photonic crystal in the core, a novel absorber at visual and near-infrared frequencies is presented. The absorber spectra and filed distributions are investigated by the transfer-matrix-method and the finite-difference time-domain method. Numerical results show that attributing to excitation of the optical Tamm states in the MDM waveguide core, the optical wave is trapped in the proposed structure without reflection and transmission, leading to perfect absorption as high as 0.991. The proposed absorber can find useful application in all-optical integrated photonic circuits.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics
(010.1030) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Absorption

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: June 16, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 7, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 18, 2011
Published: September 6, 2011

Yongkang Gong, Xueming Liu, Hua Lu, Leiran Wang, and Guoxi Wang, "Perfect absorber supported by optical Tamm states in plasmonic waveguide," Opt. Express 19, 18393-18398 (2011)

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