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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 18 — Sep. 9, 2013
  • pp: 20771–20785

Trapping mid-infrared rays in a lossy film with the Berreman mode, epsilon near zero mode, and magnetic polaritons

Yu-Bin Chen and Feng-Cheng Chiu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 18, pp. 20771-20785 (2013)

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Triple mechanisms were employed to trap mid-infrared (mid-IR) rays within a semi-transparent SiO2 film sandwiched between gold gratings and a gold substrate. Dimensions of four absorbers were explicitly determined using an LC (inductor-capacitor) circuit model considering the role transition of SiO2 film. The film behaves as a capacitance and an inductance when the real part of relative electric permittivity for SiO2 is positive and negative, respectively. At the normal incidence of transverse magnetic waves, every absorptance spectrum of absorbers showed a peak at wavelength λ = 10 μm due to the first mode excitation of magnetic polaritons (MP). At oblique incidence, the Berreman mode led to another peak at λ = 8 μm while its bandwidth was expanded with epsilon near zero mode excited by diffracted waves. The full-width-at-half-maximum of both peaks exceeded 0.6 μm thanks to the SiO2 loss. Other minor absorptance peaks in the mid-IR were caused by variants of the same MP mode.

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OCIS Codes
(240.5420) Optics at surfaces : Polaritons
(260.3060) Physical optics : Infrared
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: July 15, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 20, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 20, 2013
Published: August 28, 2013

Yu-Bin Chen and Feng-Cheng Chiu, "Trapping mid-infrared rays in a lossy film with the Berreman mode, epsilon near zero mode, and magnetic polaritons," Opt. Express 21, 20771-20785 (2013)

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