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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 21 — Oct. 8, 2012
  • pp: 23971–23977

Berreman mode and epsilon near zero mode

Simon Vassant, Jean-Paul Hugonin, Francois Marquier, and Jean-Jacques Greffet  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 21, pp. 23971-23977 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.023971


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Abstract

In this paper, we discuss the existence of an electromagnetic mode propagating in a thin dielectric film deposited on a metallic film at the particular frequency such that the dielectric permittivity vanishes. We discuss the remarkable properties of this mode in terms of extreme subwavelength mode confinment and its potential applications. We also discuss the link between this mode, the IR absorption peak on a thin dielectric film known as Berreman effect and the surface phonon polariton mode at the air/dielectric interface. Finally, we establish a connection with the polarization shift occuring in quantum wells.

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OCIS Codes
(240.0310) Optics at surfaces : Thin films
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves
(260.3060) Physical optics : Infrared
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: July 6, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 27, 2012
Published: October 4, 2012

Citation
Simon Vassant, Jean-Paul Hugonin, Francois Marquier, and Jean-Jacques Greffet, "Berreman mode and epsilon near zero mode," Opt. Express 20, 23971-23977 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-21-23971


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