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Title: Excitation of Bloch Surface Waves in Zero-Admittance Multilayers for High-Sensitivity Sensor Applications

Abstract

The growing need for classical as well as quantum optical sensing places increasingly stringent requirements upon the desired characteristics of the engendered fields. Specifically, achieving superior field enhancement plays a critical role in applications ranging from chem-bio sensing, Raman and infrared spectroscopies to ion trapping and qubit control in emerging quantum-information science. Due to their low optical losses and ability to exhibit resonant field enhancements, all dielectric multilayers are emerging as an optical material system not only useful to classical photonics and sensing but also of potential to be integrated with quantum materials and quantum sensing. The recently introduced concept of zero-admittance layers [1] within dielectric multilayer materials, enables the creation and control of resonant fields orders of magnitude larger than the exciting field. Here, invoking the zero-admittance concept, we design, fabricate, and characterize an all-dielectric nonabsorbing stack and demonstrate the engendered huge field enhancement. Describing the fields in terms of Bloch surface waves, we connect the surface field to the semiperiodicity in the dielectric domains of the stack. As a specific application of the resonant field, we propose and demonstrate refractive-index sensing for the detection of trace amounts of an analyte. The results include a quantification of the sensitivitymore » of the device with respect to the profile of the exciting field. The experimental results are shown to be in good agreement with theoretical calculations.« less

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ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [2];  [2]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [4];  [5];  [2]
  1. Aix-Marseille Univ., Marseille (France); Centre Technique de Vélizy (France)
  2. Aix-Marseille Univ., Marseille (France)
  3. City Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
  4. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Quantum information Science Division
  5. Centre Technique de Vélizy (France)
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Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1631252
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Applied
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 13; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 2331-7019
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; Integrated optics; Plasmonics; Quantum sensing; Strong electromagnetic field effects; Dielectrics; Multilayer thin films; Optical sources & detectors; Bloch wave theory

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Niu, Dikai, Zerrad, Myriam, Lereu, Aude, Moreau, Antonin, Lumeau, Julien, Zapien, Juan Antonio, Passian, Ali, Aubry, Vincent, and Amra, Claude. Excitation of Bloch Surface Waves in Zero-Admittance Multilayers for High-Sensitivity Sensor Applications. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevApplied.13.054064.
Niu, Dikai, Zerrad, Myriam, Lereu, Aude, Moreau, Antonin, Lumeau, Julien, Zapien, Juan Antonio, Passian, Ali, Aubry, Vincent, & Amra, Claude. Excitation of Bloch Surface Waves in Zero-Admittance Multilayers for High-Sensitivity Sensor Applications. United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevApplied.13.054064
Niu, Dikai, Zerrad, Myriam, Lereu, Aude, Moreau, Antonin, Lumeau, Julien, Zapien, Juan Antonio, Passian, Ali, Aubry, Vincent, and Amra, Claude. Tue . "Excitation of Bloch Surface Waves in Zero-Admittance Multilayers for High-Sensitivity Sensor Applications". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevApplied.13.054064.
@article{osti_1631252,
title = {Excitation of Bloch Surface Waves in Zero-Admittance Multilayers for High-Sensitivity Sensor Applications},
author = {Niu, Dikai and Zerrad, Myriam and Lereu, Aude and Moreau, Antonin and Lumeau, Julien and Zapien, Juan Antonio and Passian, Ali and Aubry, Vincent and Amra, Claude},
abstractNote = {The growing need for classical as well as quantum optical sensing places increasingly stringent requirements upon the desired characteristics of the engendered fields. Specifically, achieving superior field enhancement plays a critical role in applications ranging from chem-bio sensing, Raman and infrared spectroscopies to ion trapping and qubit control in emerging quantum-information science. Due to their low optical losses and ability to exhibit resonant field enhancements, all dielectric multilayers are emerging as an optical material system not only useful to classical photonics and sensing but also of potential to be integrated with quantum materials and quantum sensing. The recently introduced concept of zero-admittance layers [1] within dielectric multilayer materials, enables the creation and control of resonant fields orders of magnitude larger than the exciting field. Here, invoking the zero-admittance concept, we design, fabricate, and characterize an all-dielectric nonabsorbing stack and demonstrate the engendered huge field enhancement. Describing the fields in terms of Bloch surface waves, we connect the surface field to the semiperiodicity in the dielectric domains of the stack. As a specific application of the resonant field, we propose and demonstrate refractive-index sensing for the detection of trace amounts of an analyte. The results include a quantification of the sensitivity of the device with respect to the profile of the exciting field. The experimental results are shown to be in good agreement with theoretical calculations.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevApplied.13.054064},
journal = {Physical Review Applied},
number = 5,
volume = 13,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {5}
}

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