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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 17 — Aug. 15, 2011
  • pp: 16375–16389

Surface and magnetic polaritons on two-dimensional nanoslab-aligned multilayer structure

Zhijian Zhang, Keunhan Park, and Bong Jae Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 17, pp. 16375-16389 (2011)

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The present study theoretically investigates the radiative properties of a two-dimensional (2-D) multilayer structure that has a dielectric spacer between a metallic substrate and square cross-sectional metallic gratings. Differently from the one-dimensional metallic strips coated on a dielectric spacer atop an opaque metallic film [Opt. Express 16, 11328 (2008)], the 2-D metallic gratings can support the localized surface plasmon in addition to the propagating surface plasmon along the metal-dielectric interface. Moreover, the presence of a dielectric spacer also allows the excitation of magnetic polaritons. Underlying mechanisms of the surface and magnetic polartions on the proposed structure are elucidated by employing the 2-D rigorous coupled-wave analysis. The results obtained in this study will advance our fundamental understanding of light-matter interaction at the nanometer scale and will facilitate the development of engineered nanostructures for real-world applications, such as thermophotovoltaic and photovoltaic devices.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(240.5420) Optics at surfaces : Polaritons

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: June 21, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 30, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 3, 2011
Published: August 10, 2011

Zhijian Zhang, Keunhan Park, and Bong Jae Lee, "Surface and magnetic polaritons on two-dimensional nanoslab-aligned multilayer structure," Opt. Express 19, 16375-16389 (2011)

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