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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

| OPTICAL PHYSICS

  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2260–2269

Grating-coupled excitation of Tamm waves

Drew Patrick Pulsifer, Muhammad Faryad, and Akhlesh Lakhtakia  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 9, pp. 2260-2269 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.29.002260


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Abstract

We formulated a boundary-value problem for the excitation of Tamm waves guided by the periodically corrugated interface of a homogeneous material and a rugate filter. Both partnering materials are isotropic and dielectric. After solving the problem using the rigorous coupled-wave approach, the total transmittance, total reflectance, and absorptance were calculated as functions of the angle of incidence of a plane wave that could be either p or s polarized. The excitation of a Tamm wave was inferred for every absorptance peak that is independent of the thicknesses of both partnering materials. Therefore, multiple Tamm waves can be simultaneously excited using a converging or diverging incident beam instead of an incident plane wave. Even though the absorptance peaks are very low when a Tamm wave is excited, the corresponding spikes in the total-reflectance curves are much larger and guarantee experimental detection, as well as application to optical sensing.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(240.5420) Optics at surfaces : Polaritons
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves
(350.2460) Other areas of optics : Filters, interference
(350.2770) Other areas of optics : Gratings

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: June 4, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 29, 2012
Published: August 2, 2012

Citation
Drew Patrick Pulsifer, Muhammad Faryad, and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, "Grating-coupled excitation of Tamm waves," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 2260-2269 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-29-9-2260

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