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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 9 — May. 5, 2014
  • pp: 11376–11383

Tamm plasmon-polariton with negative group velocity induced by a negative index meta-material capping layer at metal-Bragg reflector interface

Cunding Liu, Mingdong Kong, and Bincheng Li  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 9, pp. 11376-11383 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.011376


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Abstract

Influence of a negative refractive index meta-material (NIM) capping layer on properties of Tamm plasmon-polariton at the interface of metal-Bragg reflector structure is investigated. Conditions for excitation of the plasmon-polariton is determined from reflectivity mapping calculation and analyzed with cavity mode theory. For specific thicknesses of capping layers, Tamm plasmon-polariton with negative group velocity is revealed in a wide region of frequency. Different from backward optical propagation induced by negative effective-group-refractive-index in dispersive media, negative group velocity of Tamm plasmon-polariton results from opposite signs of cross-section-integrated field energy and Poynting vector.

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OCIS Codes
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(240.0310) Optics at surfaces : Thin films
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves

ToC Category:
Plasmonics

History
Original Manuscript: March 25, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 24, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 24, 2014
Published: May 2, 2014

Citation
Cunding Liu, Mingdong Kong, and Bincheng Li, "Tamm plasmon-polariton with negative group velocity induced by a negative index meta-material capping layer at metal-Bragg reflector interface," Opt. Express 22, 11376-11383 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-9-11376


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