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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2007
  • pp: 2704–2706

Analysis of the angular acceptance of surface plasmon Bragg mirrors

María Ujué González, Andrey L. Stepanov, Jean-Claude Weeber, Andreas Hohenau, Alain Dereux, Romain Quidant, and Joachim R. Krenn  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 18, pp. 2704-2706 (2007)

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We analyze an important aspect of the behavior of surface plasmon polariton (SPP) Bragg mirrors: the dependence of the angular acceptance for reflection on the incidence angle. By means of leakage radiation microscopy, both in direct and Fourier space, we observe that the angular acceptance diminishes for increasing incidence angles. This effect, which can considerably affect the design of devices based on these elements, is shown to be the consequence of the decrease of the bandgap width with increasing incidence angle.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: June 20, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 5, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 11, 2007
Published: September 6, 2007

María Ujué González, Andrey L. Stepanov, Jean-Claude Weeber, Andreas Hohenau, Alain Dereux, Romain Quidant, and Joachim R. Krenn, "Analysis of the angular acceptance of surface plasmon Bragg mirrors," Opt. Lett. 32, 2704-2706 (2007)

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