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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2008
  • pp: 264–266

Monolithic dielectric surfaces as new low-loss light–matter interfaces

Frank Brückner, Tina Clausnitzer, Oliver Burmeister, Daniel Friedrich, Ernst-Bernhard Kley, Karsten Danzmann, Andreas Tünnermann, and Roman Schnabel  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 3, pp. 264-266 (2008)

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We propose a new mirror architecture, which is solely based upon structuring of the surface of a monolithic, possibly monocrystalline, bulk material. We found that a structure of T-shaped ridges of a subwavelength grating can theoretically provide 100% reflectivity. Since no material needs to be added to the mirror device, lowest mechanical loss can also be expected. Our approach might have compelling applications as a new light–matter interface.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(230.4040) Optical devices : Mirrors
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: November 13, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 21, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 23, 2007
Published: January 30, 2008

Frank Brückner, Tina Clausnitzer, Oliver Burmeister, Daniel Friedrich, Ernst-Bernhard Kley, Karsten Danzmann, Andreas Tünnermann, and Roman Schnabel, "Monolithic dielectric surfaces as new low-loss light-matter interfaces," Opt. Lett. 33, 264-266 (2008)

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