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Title: Surface plasmons and Bloch surface waves: Towards optimized ultra-sensitive optical sensors

Abstract

In photonics, the field concentration and enhancement have been major objectives for achieving size reduction and device integration. Plasmonics offers resonant field confinement and enhancement, but ultra-sharp optical resonances in all-dielectric multi-layer thin films are emerging as a powerful contestant. Thus, applications capitalizing upon stronger and sharper optical resonances and larger field enhancements could be faced with a choice for the superior platform. Here in this paper, we present a comparison between plasmonic and dielectric multi-layer thin films for their resonance merits. We show that the remarkable characteristics of the resonance behavior of optimized dielectric multi-layers can outweigh those of their metallic counterpart.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Aix Marseille Univ., Marseille (France); Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Marseille (France). Institut Fresnel
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1408584
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1368603
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Applied Physics Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 111; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 0003-6951
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; Thin films; Optical devices; Surface waves; Dielectric materials; Surface plasmons

Citation Formats

Lereu, Aude L., Zerrad, M., Passian, Ali, and Amra, Claude. Surface plasmons and Bloch surface waves: Towards optimized ultra-sensitive optical sensors. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4991358.
Lereu, Aude L., Zerrad, M., Passian, Ali, & Amra, Claude. Surface plasmons and Bloch surface waves: Towards optimized ultra-sensitive optical sensors. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4991358.
Lereu, Aude L., Zerrad, M., Passian, Ali, and Amra, Claude. Fri . "Surface plasmons and Bloch surface waves: Towards optimized ultra-sensitive optical sensors". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4991358.
@article{osti_1408584,
title = {Surface plasmons and Bloch surface waves: Towards optimized ultra-sensitive optical sensors},
author = {Lereu, Aude L. and Zerrad, M. and Passian, Ali and Amra, Claude},
abstractNote = {In photonics, the field concentration and enhancement have been major objectives for achieving size reduction and device integration. Plasmonics offers resonant field confinement and enhancement, but ultra-sharp optical resonances in all-dielectric multi-layer thin films are emerging as a powerful contestant. Thus, applications capitalizing upon stronger and sharper optical resonances and larger field enhancements could be faced with a choice for the superior platform. Here in this paper, we present a comparison between plasmonic and dielectric multi-layer thin films for their resonance merits. We show that the remarkable characteristics of the resonance behavior of optimized dielectric multi-layers can outweigh those of their metallic counterpart.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4991358},
journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
number = 1,
volume = 111,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jul 07 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Fri Jul 07 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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