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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2013
  • pp: 616–618

Probing losses of dielectric multilayers by means of Bloch surface waves

Francesco Michelotti, Alberto Sinibaldi, Peter Munzert, Norbert Danz, and Emiliano Descrovi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 5, pp. 616-618 (2013)

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We exploit the excitation of electromagnetic surface waves on high-quality dielectric multilayers to measure the very low extinction coefficient of the structures, with a resolution down to 4·107 and in a simple optical configuration. The effect of exposition to a rhodamine 6G solution in water and ethanol is also reported, including dye adsorption in the layers and bleaching upon resonant excitation.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves
(160.5293) Materials : Photonic bandgap materials
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: November 15, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 17, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 17, 2013
Published: February 21, 2013

Francesco Michelotti, Alberto Sinibaldi, Peter Munzert, Norbert Danz, and Emiliano Descrovi, "Probing losses of dielectric multilayers by means of Bloch surface waves," Opt. Lett. 38, 616-618 (2013)

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