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

Ho, Y.-L. D.; Ho, Y. -L. D.; Taverne, M. P. C.; Chen, L. -F.; 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.


Y.-L. D. Ho

Y. -L. D. Ho

M. P. C. Taverne

L. -F. Chen

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.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jun 9, 2014
Journal Applied physics letters
Print ISSN 0003-6951
Electronic ISSN 1077-3118
Publisher AIP Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 104
Issue 23
Article Number ARTN 231116
Pages 231116
APA6 Citation 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. doi:10.1063/1.4882180
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: http://scitation.aip.or...04/23/10.1063/1.4882180


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