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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 25 — Dec. 6, 2010
  • pp: 25702–25711

Critical coupling in dissipative surface-plasmon resonators with multiple ports

Jaewoong Yoon, Kang Hee Seol, Seok Ho Song, and Robert Magnusson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 25, pp. 25702-25711 (2010)

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We theoretically investigate resonant absorption in a multiple-port surface-plasmon polaritons (SPP) resonator near the condition of critical coupling at which internal loss is comparable to radiation coupling. We show that total absorption is obtainable in a multiple-port system by properly configuring multiple coherent lightwaves at the condition of critical coupling. We further derive analytic expressions for the partial absorbance at each port, the total absorbance, and their sum rule, which provide a non-perturbing method to probe coupling characteristics of highly localized optical modes. Rigorous simulation results modeling a surface-plasmon resonance grating in the multiple-order diffraction regime show excellent agreements with the analytic expressions.

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OCIS Codes
(030.4070) Coherence and statistical optics : Modes
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: September 27, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 8, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 16, 2010
Published: November 23, 2010

Jaewoong Yoon, Kang Hee Seol, Seok Ho Song, and Robert Magnusson, "Critical coupling in dissipative surface-plasmon resonators with multiple ports," Opt. Express 18, 25702-25711 (2010)

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