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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2011
  • pp: 2266–2268

Optical surface Bloch modes of complete photonic bandgap materials as a basis of optical sensing

Shu-Yu Su, Lingling Tang, and Tomoyuki Yoshie  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 12, pp. 2266-2268 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.002266


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Abstract

Surface Bloch modes induced on three-dimensional dielectric photonic crystals with a complete photonic bandgap are evanescently decaying states at surfaces and have large field overlap with low-index media, resulting in narrow spectrum linewidth and simultaneously a large resonance shift due to a perturbation of the refractive index in the background media. Surface Bloch resonance states are analyzed for ( 001 ) , ( 100 ) , and ( 110 ) woodpile surface planes. Low-loss, high-sensitivity surface Bloch modes are also analyzed on a flat-top ( 001 ) woodpile planar surface. These analyzed surface Bloch modes are confined in a subwavelength scale and are expected to form a basis set used for optical resonance sensing.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves
(160.5293) Materials : Photonic bandgap materials

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: March 15, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 21, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 7, 2011
Published: June 8, 2011

Citation
Shu-Yu Su, Lingling Tang, and Tomoyuki Yoshie, "Optical surface Bloch modes of complete photonic bandgap materials as a basis of optical sensing," Opt. Lett. 36, 2266-2268 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-12-2266


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