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Substantial enlargement of angular existence range for Dyakonov-like surface waves at semi-infinite metal-dielectric superlattice

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Juan J. Miret

University of Alicante, Department of Optics, Pharmacology and Anatomy, Spain

Carlos J. Zapata-Rodríguez

University of Valencia, Department of Optics, Dr. Moliner 50, 46100 Burjassot, Spain

Zoran Jakšić

University of Belgrade, Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy, Center of Microelectronic Technologies and Single Crystals, Njegoševa 12, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

Slobodan Vuković

University of Belgrade, Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy, Center of Microelectronic Technologies and Single Crystals, Njegoševa 12, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

Texas A & M University at Qatar, P.O. Box 23874, Doha, Qatar

Milivoj R. Belić

Texas A & M University at Qatar, P.O. Box 23874, Doha, Qatar

J. Nanophoton. 6(1), 063525 (Nov 19, 2012). doi:10.1117/1.JNP.6.063525
History: Received June 8, 2012; Revised October 18, 2012; Accepted October 19, 2012
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Abstract.  We investigated surface waves guided by the boundary of a semi-infinite layered metal-dielectric nanostructure cut normally to the layers and a semi-infinite dielectric material. Using the Floquet-Bloch formalism, we found that Dyakonov-like surface waves with hybrid polarization can propagate in dramatically enhanced angular range compared to conventional birefringent materials. Our numerical simulations for an Ag-GaAs stack in contact with glass show a low to moderate influence of losses.

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Juan J. Miret ; Carlos J. Zapata-Rodríguez ; Zoran Jakšić ; Slobodan Vuković and Milivoj R. Belić
"Substantial enlargement of angular existence range for Dyakonov-like surface waves at semi-infinite metal-dielectric superlattice", J. Nanophoton. 6(1), 063525 (Nov 19, 2012). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JNP.6.063525


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