Special Section on Nanostructured Thin Films: Design, Fabrication, Characterization, and Modeling

Periodicity effects on compound waves guided by a thin metal slab sandwiched between two periodically nonhomogeneous dielectric materials

[+] Author Affiliations
Francesco Chiadini, Antonio Scaglione

University of Salerno, Department of Industrial Engineering, Fisciano, Salerno, Italy

Vincenzo Fiumara

University of Basilicata, School of Engineering, Potenza, Italy

Akhlesh Lakhtakia

The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Nanoengineered Metamaterials Group, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States

J. Nanophoton. 11(4), 043507 (Jun 01, 2017). doi:10.1117/1.JNP.11.043507
History: Received December 30, 2016; Accepted May 11, 2017
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Abstract.  Surface-plasmon-polariton waves can be compounded when a sufficiently thin metal layer is sandwiched between two half spaces filled with dissimilar periodically nonhomogeneous dielectric materials. We solved the boundary-value problem for compound waves guided by a layer of a homogeneous and isotropic metal sandwiched between a structurally chiral material (SCM) and a periodically multilayered isotropic dielectric (PMLID) material. We found that the periodicities of the PMLID material and the SCM are crucial to excite a multiplicity of compound guided waves arising from strong coupling between the two interfaces.

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Francesco Chiadini ; Vincenzo Fiumara ; Antonio Scaglione and Akhlesh Lakhtakia
"Periodicity effects on compound waves guided by a thin metal slab sandwiched between two periodically nonhomogeneous dielectric materials", J. Nanophoton. 11(4), 043507 (Jun 01, 2017). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JNP.11.043507


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