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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 20 — Sep. 24, 2012
  • pp: 21888–21895

Huge local field enhancement in perfect plasmonic absorbers

M. Albooyeh and C. R. Simovski  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 20, pp. 21888-21895 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.021888


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Abstract

In this work we theoretically reveal the huge local field enhancement in a so-called perfect plasmonic absorber. We study the power absorption of light in a planar grid modelled as an effective sheet with zero optical thickness. The key prerequisite of the total absorption is the simultaneous presence of both resonant electric and magnetic modes in the structure. We show that the needed level of the magnetic mode is achievable using the effect of substrate-induced bianisotropy. On the microscopic level this bianisotropy is a factor which results in the huge local field enhancement at the same wavelength where the maximal absorption holds.

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OCIS Codes
(240.0310) Optics at surfaces : Thin films
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics
(240.6695) Optics at surfaces : Surface-enhanced Raman scattering

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: July 30, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 27, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 30, 2012
Published: September 10, 2012

Citation
M. Albooyeh and C. R. Simovski, "Huge local field enhancement in perfect plasmonic absorbers," Opt. Express 20, 21888-21895 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-20-21888


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