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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2014
  • pp: 5204–5207

Observation of the Uller–Zenneck wave

Muhammad Faryad and Akhlesh Lakhtakia  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 17, pp. 5204-5207 (2014)

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The Uller–Zenneck wave has been theoretically predicted to exist at the planar interface of two homogeneous dielectric materials of which only one must be dissipative. Experimental confirmation of this century-old prediction was obtained experimentally by exciting the Uller–Zenneck wave as a Floquet harmonic of nonzero order at the periodically corrugated interface of air and crystalline silicon in the 400-to-900-nm spectral regime. Application for intrachip optical interconnects at 850 nm appears promising.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: July 1, 2014
Revised Manuscript: July 28, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 29, 2014
Published: August 28, 2014

Muhammad Faryad and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, "Observation of the Uller–Zenneck wave," Opt. Lett. 39, 5204-5207 (2014)

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