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Title: Polymer-loaded propagating modes on a one-dimensional photonic crystal

We numerically and experimentally demonstrate that a polymer film-coated one-dimensional photonic crystal (1DPC) can sustain transverse electric (TE) polarized modes without the limit of guided layer's thickness. Our results indicate that two propagating modes are existing inside the polymer film, the first one is the TE polarized Bloch surface wave, and the second one is the TE polarized guided mode. Here in, the evolution of these two modes with change in the polymer film thickness is presented. Our numerical simulation results are in well-agreement with the experimental data obtained using back focal plane imaging.
Authors:
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  1. Department of Optics and Optical Engineering, Institute of Photonics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (China)
  2. Center for Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22283149
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 104; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; CRYSTALS; LAYERS; NANOSTRUCTURES; ONE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; POLYMERS; THICKNESS; THIN FILMS; WAVE PROPAGATION