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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 14 — Jul. 5, 2010
  • pp: 14496–14510

Design and properties of dielectric surface plasmon Bragg mirrors

Sukanya Randhawa, María Ujué González, Jan Renger, Stefan Enoch, and Romain Quidant  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 14, pp. 14496-14510 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.014496


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Abstract

The ability of gratings made of dielectric ridges placed on top of flat metal layers to open gaps in the dispersion relation of surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) is studied, both experimentally and theoretically. The gap position can be approximately predicted by the same relation as for standard optical Bragg stacks. The properties of the gap as a function of the grating parameters is numerically analyzed by using the Fourier modal method, and the presence of the gap is experimentally confirmed by leakage radiation microscopy. We also explore the performance of these dielectric gratings as SPP Bragg mirrors. The results show very good reflecting properties of these mirrors for a propagating SPP whose wavelength is inside the gap.

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OCIS Codes
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: May 11, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 9, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 11, 2010
Published: June 22, 2010

Citation
Sukanya Randhawa, María Ujué González, Jan Renger, Stefan Enoch, and Romain Quidant, "Design and properties of dielectric surface plasmon Bragg mirrors," Opt. Express 18, 14496-14510 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-14-14496


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