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Experimental excitation of multiple surface-plasmon-polariton waves and waveguide modes in a one-dimensional photonic crystal atop a two-dimensional metal grating

[+] Author Affiliations
Liu Liu, Theresa S. Mayer

The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Electrical Engineering, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, United States

Muhammad Faryad

Lahore University of Management Sciences, Department of Physics, Lahore 54792, Pakistan

Anthony Shoji Hall

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States

Greg D. Barber, Thomas E. Mallouk

The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Chemistry, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, United States

Sema Erten, Akhlesh Lakhtakia

The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, United States

J. Nanophoton. 9(1), 093593 (Mar 30, 2015). doi:10.1117/1.JNP.9.093593
History: Received November 4, 2014; Accepted March 5, 2015
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Abstract.  The excitation of multiple surface-plasmon-polariton (SPP) waves and waveguide modes was experimentally demonstrated in a structure fabricated as a one-dimensional photonic crystal (PC) on top of a two-dimensional metal grating. The PC had two periods, each period comprising nine layers of silicon oxynitrides of different compositions. The individual excitations of the SPP waves and waveguide modes were also theoretically predicted using the Floquet theory, surface-multiplasmonics theory, and the transfer–matrix approach for multilayered waveguides. Both the theoretical and experimental results indicate broadband coupling of incident light of either linear polarization state to the guided waves of both types over a broad range of the angle of incidence.

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Liu Liu ; Muhammad Faryad ; Anthony Shoji Hall ; Greg D. Barber ; Sema Erten, et al.
"Experimental excitation of multiple surface-plasmon-polariton waves and waveguide modes in a one-dimensional photonic crystal atop a two-dimensional metal grating", J. Nanophoton. 9(1), 093593 (Mar 30, 2015). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JNP.9.093593


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