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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1983–1985

Coupling plasmons and dyakonons

Osamu Takayama, David Artigas, and Lluis Torner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 11, pp. 1983-1985 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.001983


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Abstract

We study the coupling of plasmons and Dyakonov surface waves propagating at the interfaces between isotropic-birefringent-metal layered structures. Efficient coupling is shown to occur with a proper choice of the crystal birefringence, the refractive index of the isotropic medium, and the light propagation direction relative to the crystal optical axis. In the case of low-loss metals, coupling efficiencies as high as 90% are predicted to be possible.

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OCIS Codes
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(160.3900) Materials : Metals
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: February 20, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 16, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 27, 2012
Published: May 30, 2012

Citation
Osamu Takayama, David Artigas, and Lluis Torner, "Coupling plasmons and dyakonons," Opt. Lett. 37, 1983-1985 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-11-1983


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