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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 7 — Mar. 29, 2010
  • pp: 7569–7574

Resonant mode coupling of optical resonances in stacked nanostructures

Nikolay A. Gippius, Thomas Weiss, Sergei G. Tikhodeev, and Harald Giessen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 7, pp. 7569-7574 (2010)

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We propose a method to obtain the resonance frequencies of coupled optical modes for a stack of two periodically corrugated slabs. The method is based on the modes in each slab, which are derived by the Fourier modal method in combination with the optical scattering matrix theory. We then use the resonant mode approximation of the scattering matrices to develop a linear eigenvalue problem with dimensions equal to the number of resonant modes. Its solutions are the resonance frequencies of the coupled system and exhibit a good agreement with exact solutions. We demonstrate the capabilities of this method for pairs of planar waveguides and gratings of one-dimensional wires.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1970) Holography : Diffractive optics
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

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Original Manuscript: February 4, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 24, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 24, 2010
Published: March 26, 2010

Nikolay A. Gippius, Thomas Weiss, Sergei G. Tikhodeev, and Harald Giessen, "Resonant mode coupling of optical resonances in stacked nanostructures," Opt. Express 18, 7569-7574 (2010)

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