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Efficient out-coupling and beaming of Tamm optical states via surface plasmon polariton excitation

Lopez-Garcia, M.; Ho, Y. -L D; Taverne, M. P C; Chen, L.-F.; Murshidy, M. M.; Edwards, A. P.; Serry, M. Y.; Adawi, A. M.; Rarity, J. G.; Oulton, R.


M. Lopez-Garcia

Y. -L D Ho

M. P C Taverne

L.-F. Chen

M. M. Murshidy

A. P. Edwards

M. Y. Serry

J. G. Rarity

R. Oulton


We present evidence of optical Tamm states to surface plasmon polariton (SPP) coupling. We experimentally demonstrate that for a Bragg stack with a thin metal layer on the surface, hybrid Tamm-SPP modes may be excited when a grating on the air-metal interface is introduced. Out-coupling via the grating to free space propagation is shown to enhance the transmission as well as the directionality and polarization selection for the transmitted beam. We suggest that this system will be useful on those devices, where a metallic electrical contact as well as beaming and polarization control is needed.


Lopez-Garcia, M., Ho, Y. -. D., Taverne, M. P. C., Chen, L., Murshidy, M. M., Edwards, A. P., …Oulton, R. (2014). Efficient out-coupling and beaming of Tamm optical states via surface plasmon polariton excitation. Applied physics letters, 104(23), 231116.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 28, 2014
Online Publication Date Jun 11, 2014
Publication Date Jun 9, 2014
Deposit Date Oct 26, 2015
Publicly Available Date Nov 23, 2017
Journal Applied physics letters
Print ISSN 0003-6951
Electronic ISSN 1077-3118
Publisher American Institute of Physics
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 104
Issue 23
Article Number ARTN 231116
Pages 231116
Keywords Diffraction gratings; Gold; Interface structure; Dispersion relations; Polarisation
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Additional Information The following article appeared in: Applied Physics Letters 104, 231116 (2014); doi: 10.1063/1.4882180 and may be found at:


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