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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2014
  • pp: 2125–2128

Experimental excitation of the Dyakonov–Tamm wave in the grating-coupled configuration

Drew P. Pulsifer, Muhammad Faryad, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Anthony S. Hall, and Liu Liu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 7, pp. 2125-2128 (2014)

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The Dyakonov–Tamm wave was experimentally excited along the periodically corrugated interface of magnesium fluoride as the isotropic homogeneous partnering material and a zinc–selenide chiral sculptured thin film (STF) as the anisotropic and periodically nonhomogeneous partnering material. The total transmittance of a p-polarized 633 nm laser beam was measured as a function of the angle of incidence for several thicknesses of the chiral STF to identify those dips in total transmittance that are indicative of the excitation of a Dyakonov–Tamm wave.

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OCIS Codes
(240.0310) Optics at surfaces : Thin films
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: November 27, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 4, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 27, 2014
Published: March 31, 2014

Drew P. Pulsifer, Muhammad Faryad, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Anthony S. Hall, and Liu Liu, "Experimental excitation of the Dyakonov–Tamm wave in the grating-coupled configuration," Opt. Lett. 39, 2125-2128 (2014)

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