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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 19 — Sep. 19, 2005
  • pp: 7583–7588

Photonic band structures for surface waves on structured metal surfaces

Min Qiu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 19, pp. 7583-7588 (2005)

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Photonic band structures of surface modes on structured metal surfaces with periodic holes in them are obtained using the full-vectorial finite-difference time-domain method. Surface modes do exist for almost all investigated lattice types with any hole size, shape and depth. The results for a square lattice of wax-filled box holes in brass are also in very good agreement with the experimental results. We also show that, for structured surfaces with holes of finite depth, the holes might act as cavities. Thus there exist propagating coupled cavity modes with low group velocity, confined at the surface and decaying exponentially into the dielectric above.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: August 18, 2005
Revised Manuscript: September 9, 2005
Published: September 19, 2005

Min Qiu, "Photonic band structures for surface waves on structured metal surfaces," Opt. Express 13, 7583-7588 (2005)

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