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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2010
  • pp: 3237–3239

Light wheel buildup using a backward surface mode

Rémi Pollès, Antoine Moreau, and Gérard Granet  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 19, pp. 3237-3239 (2010)

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When a guided mode is excited in a dielectric slab coupled to a backward surface wave at the interface between a dielectric and a left-handed medium, light is confined in the structure: this is a light wheel. Complex plane analysis of the dispersion relation and coupled-mode formalism give deep insight into the physics of this phenomenon (lateral confinement and the presence of a dark zone).

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OCIS Codes
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

ToC Category:
Thin Films

Original Manuscript: April 20, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 6, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 6, 2010
Published: September 23, 2010

Rémi Pollès, Antoine Moreau, and Gérard Granet, "Light wheel buildup using a backward surface mode," Opt. Lett. 35, 3237-3239 (2010)

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