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

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:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Type:
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)
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
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
OSTI Identifier:
1408584
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1368603

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., 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. 2017. "Surface plasmons and Bloch surface waves: Towards optimized ultra-sensitive optical sensors". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4991358. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1408584.
@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 = {2017},
month = {7}
}

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