Excitation of multiple surface-plasmon-polariton waves and waveguide modes in a 1D photonic crystal atop a 2D metal grating

Liu Liu, Muhammad Faryad, A. Shoji Hall, Greg D. Barber, Sema Erten, Thomas E. Mallouk, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Theresa S. Mayer

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Abstract

The Floquet theory and the transfer-matrix approach were used to investigate the excitation of surfaceplasmon-polariton (SPP) waves and waveguide modes in a structure comprising a one-dimensional photonic crystal (1D PC) of finite thickness on top of a planar thick metallic layer. The solutions of the relevant dispersion equations were used to predict the excitation of multiple SPP waves and waveguide modes when the metallic layer is patterned as a two-dimensional (2D) surface-relief grating. The same structure was experimentally fabricated and optically characterized to validate the theoretical approach. Both the theoretical and experimental results show broadband coupling of incident light of either linear polarization state over a broad range of the angle of incidence. This structure has potential applications in planar optical concentrators.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNonimaging Optics
Subtitle of host publicationEfficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration XI
EditorsRoland Winston, Jeffrey M. Gordon
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781628412185
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
EventNonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration XI - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 17 2014Aug 20 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9191
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherNonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration XI
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period8/17/148/20/14

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Liu, L., Faryad, M., Hall, A. S., Barber, G. D., Erten, S., Mallouk, T. E., ... Mayer, T. S. (2014). Excitation of multiple surface-plasmon-polariton waves and waveguide modes in a 1D photonic crystal atop a 2D metal grating. In R. Winston, & J. M. Gordon (Eds.), Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration XI [919104] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 9191). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2061876