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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 2 — Jan. 17, 2011
  • pp: 1461–1469

Plasmonic-dielectric compound grating with high group-index and transmission

Lei Dai, Yang Liu, and Chun Jiang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 2, pp. 1461-1469 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.001461


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Abstract

We propose a compound system consisting of a dielectric grating and a plasmonic resonance cavity embedded in the grating. Based on the interference effect between the surface mode supported by the dielectric grating and the plasmonic-induced cavity mode, this system could achieve slow light with group index more than 200 and transmission more than 75%. Meanwhile, we examine the effects of the period numbers of the compound system and photonic crystal superlattice made up of alternate layers of the grating and air on the properties of slow light.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: June 15, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 8, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 18, 2010
Published: January 13, 2011

Citation
Lei Dai, Yang Liu, and Chun Jiang, "Plasmonic-dielectric compound grating with high group-index and transmission," Opt. Express 19, 1461-1469 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-2-1461


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