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Bragg reflector enhanced attenuated total reflectance.

Brand, S. and Abram, R.A. and Kaliteevski, M.A. (2009) 'Bragg reflector enhanced attenuated total reflectance.', Journal of applied physics., 106 (11). p. 113109.

Abstract

We model the effects of a quasibound photonic state that can exist within a substrate/metal film/Bragg reflector/air structure. The photonic state is confined as a result of total internal reflection at the air interface coupled with the effect of the photonic band gap of the Bragg reflector. The presence of the thin metallic film ensures that distinctive features are observable in the associated reflectivity spectrum. With an appropriately chosen metal layer thickness, light is able to penetrate into the structure but is then effectively trapped, leading to a greatly increased field intensity at the air interface and an associated sharp feature in the reflectivity. The sensitivity of the reflectivity feature to structural details and angle of incidence and the property of substantial field enhancement suggest that the structure could be of use in sensor/detector technology and nonlinear optics applications.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Attenuated total reflection, Metallic thin films, Mirrors, Optical films, Photonic band gap, Reflectivity, Dimensional photonic crystals, Media.
Full text:PDF - Published Version (251Kb)
Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3265436
Publisher statement:Copyright 2009 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in Brand, S. and Abram, R.A. and Kaliteevski, M.A. (2009) 'Bragg reflector enhanced attenuated total reflectance.', Journal of applied physics., 106 (11). p. 113109 and may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3265436
Record Created:08 Nov 2010 14:35
Last Modified:26 Jan 2011 12:41

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