Abstract

Based on a two-dimensional plasmonic metal-dielectric-metal (MDM) waveguide with a thin metallic layer and a dielectric photonic crystal in the core, a novel absorber at visual and near-infrared frequencies is presented. The absorber spectra and filed distributions are investigated by the transfer-matrix-method and the finite-difference time-domain method. Numerical results show that attributing to excitation of the optical Tamm states in the MDM waveguide core, the optical wave is trapped in the proposed structure without reflection and transmission, leading to perfect absorption as high as 0.991. The proposed absorber can find useful application in all-optical integrated photonic circuits.

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2011 (2)

2010 (6)

W. L. Zhang and S. F. Yu, “Bistable switching using an optical Tamm cavity with a Kerr medium,” Opt. Commun. 283(12), 2622–2626 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Y. Q. Ye, Y. Jin, and S. L. He, “Omnidirectional, polarization-insensitive and broadband thin absorber in the terahertz regime,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27(3), 498–504 (2010).
[CrossRef]

S. Longhi, “Pi-symmetric laser absorber,” Phys. Rev. A 82(3), 031801 (2010).
[CrossRef]

X. L. Liu, T. Starr, A. F. Starr, and W. J. Padilla, “Infrared spatial and frequency selective metamaterial with near-unity absorbance,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 104(20), 207403 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. Liu, M. Mesch, T. Weiss, M. Hentschel, and H. Giessen, “Infrared perfect absorber and its application as plasmonic sensor,” Nano Lett. 10(7), 2342–2348 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. C. H. Liew, A. V. Kavokin, T. Ostatnický, M. Kaliteevski, I. A. Shelykh, and R. A. Abram, “Exciton-polariton integrated circuits,” Phys. Rev. B 82(3), 033302 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009 (6)

M. Kaliteevski, S. Brand, R. A. Abram, I. Iorsh, A. V. Kavokin, and I. A. Shelykh, “Hybrid states of Tamm plasmons and exciton polaritons,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 95(25), 251108 (2009).
[CrossRef]

X. Kang, W. Tan, Z. Wang, and H. Chen, “Optic Tamm states: the Bloch-wave-expansion method,” Phys. Rev. A 79(4), 043832 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Q. Y. Wen, H. W. Zhang, Y. S. Xie, Q. H. Yang, and Y. L. Liu, “Dual band terahertz metamaterial absorber: design, fabrication, and characterization,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 95(24), 241111 (2009).
[CrossRef]

N. Landy, C. Bingham, T. Tyler, N. Jokerst, D. Smith, and W. Padilla, “Design, theory, and measurement of a polarization-insensitive absorber for terahertz imaging,” Phys. Rev. B 79(12), 125104 (2009).
[CrossRef]

G. Q. Du, H. T. Jiang, Z. S. Wang, and H. Chen, “Optical nonlinearity enhancement in heterostructures with thick metallic film and truncated photonic crystals,” Opt. Lett. 34(5), 578–580 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. K. Gong, L. R. Wang, X. H. Hu, X. H. Li, and X. M. Liu, “Broad-bandgap and low-sidelobe surface plasmon polariton reflector with Bragg-grating-based MIM waveguide,” Opt. Express 17(16), 13727–13736 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2008 (6)

T. Goto, A. V. Dorofeenko, A. M. Merzlikin, A. V. Baryshev, A. P. Vinogradov, M. Inoue, A. A. Lisyansky, and A. B. Granovsky, “Optical Tamm states in one-dimensional magnetophotonic structures,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101(11), 113902 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Park, H. Kim, and B. Lee, “High order plasmonic Bragg reflection in the metal-insulator-metal waveguide Bragg grating,” Opt. Express 16(1), 413–425 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Hosseini, H. Nejati, and Y. Massoud, “Modeling and design methodology for metal-insulator-metal plasmonic Bragg reflectors,” Opt. Express 16(3), 1475–1480 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Tao, C. M. Bingham, A. C. Strikwerda, D. Pilon, D. Shrekenhamer, N. I. Landy, K. Fan, X. Zhang, W. J. Padilla, and R. D. Averitt, “Highly flexible wide angle of incidence terahertz metamaterial absorber: Design, fabrication, and characterization,” Phys. Rev. B 78(24), 241103 (2008).
[CrossRef]

N. I. Landy, S. Sajuyigbe, J. J. Mock, D. R. Smith, and W. J. Padilla, “Perfect metamaterial absorber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100(20), 207402 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. E. Sasin, R. P. Seisyan, M. Kalitteevski, S. Brand, R. A. Abram, J. M. Chamberlain, A. Y. Egorov, A. P. Vasilev, V. S. Mikhrin, and A. V. Kavokin, “Tamm plasmon polaritons: slow and spatially compact light,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(25), 251112 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2006 (2)

J. A. Dionne, L. A. Sweatlock, H. A. Atwater, and A. Polman, “Plasmon slot waveguides: towards chip-scale propagation with subwavelength-scale localization,” Phys. Rev. B 73(3), 035407–035415 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. A. Dionne, H. J. Lezec, and H. A. Atwater, “Highly confined photon transport in subwavelength metallic slot waveguides,” Nano Lett. 6(9), 1928–1932 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2005 (3)

B. Wang and G. P. Wang, “Plasmon Bragg reflectors and nanocavities on flat metallic surfaces,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87(1), 013107–013109 (2005).
[CrossRef]

A. Kavokin, I. Shelykh, and G. Malpuech, “Optical Tamm states for the fabrication of polariton lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87(26), 261105 (2005).
[CrossRef]

A. V. Kavokin, I. A. Shelykh, and G. Malpuech, “Lossless interface modes at the boundary between two periodic dielectric structures,” Phys. Rev. B 72(23), 233102 (2005).
[CrossRef]

1988 (1)

A. D. Parsons and D. J. Pedder, “Thin-film infrared absorber structures for advanced thermal detectors,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 6(3), 1686–1689 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Abram, R. A.

T. C. H. Liew, A. V. Kavokin, T. Ostatnický, M. Kaliteevski, I. A. Shelykh, and R. A. Abram, “Exciton-polariton integrated circuits,” Phys. Rev. B 82(3), 033302 (2010).
[CrossRef]

M. Kaliteevski, S. Brand, R. A. Abram, I. Iorsh, A. V. Kavokin, and I. A. Shelykh, “Hybrid states of Tamm plasmons and exciton polaritons,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 95(25), 251108 (2009).
[CrossRef]

M. E. Sasin, R. P. Seisyan, M. Kalitteevski, S. Brand, R. A. Abram, J. M. Chamberlain, A. Y. Egorov, A. P. Vasilev, V. S. Mikhrin, and A. V. Kavokin, “Tamm plasmon polaritons: slow and spatially compact light,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(25), 251112 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Atwater, H. A.

J. A. Dionne, L. A. Sweatlock, H. A. Atwater, and A. Polman, “Plasmon slot waveguides: towards chip-scale propagation with subwavelength-scale localization,” Phys. Rev. B 73(3), 035407–035415 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. A. Dionne, H. J. Lezec, and H. A. Atwater, “Highly confined photon transport in subwavelength metallic slot waveguides,” Nano Lett. 6(9), 1928–1932 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Averitt, R. D.

H. Tao, C. M. Bingham, A. C. Strikwerda, D. Pilon, D. Shrekenhamer, N. I. Landy, K. Fan, X. Zhang, W. J. Padilla, and R. D. Averitt, “Highly flexible wide angle of incidence terahertz metamaterial absorber: Design, fabrication, and characterization,” Phys. Rev. B 78(24), 241103 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Baryshev, A. V.

T. Goto, A. V. Dorofeenko, A. M. Merzlikin, A. V. Baryshev, A. P. Vinogradov, M. Inoue, A. A. Lisyansky, and A. B. Granovsky, “Optical Tamm states in one-dimensional magnetophotonic structures,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101(11), 113902 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bingham, C.

N. Landy, C. Bingham, T. Tyler, N. Jokerst, D. Smith, and W. Padilla, “Design, theory, and measurement of a polarization-insensitive absorber for terahertz imaging,” Phys. Rev. B 79(12), 125104 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Bingham, C. M.

H. Tao, C. M. Bingham, A. C. Strikwerda, D. Pilon, D. Shrekenhamer, N. I. Landy, K. Fan, X. Zhang, W. J. Padilla, and R. D. Averitt, “Highly flexible wide angle of incidence terahertz metamaterial absorber: Design, fabrication, and characterization,” Phys. Rev. B 78(24), 241103 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Brand, S.

M. Kaliteevski, S. Brand, R. A. Abram, I. Iorsh, A. V. Kavokin, and I. A. Shelykh, “Hybrid states of Tamm plasmons and exciton polaritons,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 95(25), 251108 (2009).
[CrossRef]

M. E. Sasin, R. P. Seisyan, M. Kalitteevski, S. Brand, R. A. Abram, J. M. Chamberlain, A. Y. Egorov, A. P. Vasilev, V. S. Mikhrin, and A. V. Kavokin, “Tamm plasmon polaritons: slow and spatially compact light,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(25), 251112 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Chamberlain, J. M.

M. E. Sasin, R. P. Seisyan, M. Kalitteevski, S. Brand, R. A. Abram, J. M. Chamberlain, A. Y. Egorov, A. P. Vasilev, V. S. Mikhrin, and A. V. Kavokin, “Tamm plasmon polaritons: slow and spatially compact light,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(25), 251112 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Chen, H.

Chen, Y. H.

Dionne, J. A.

J. A. Dionne, H. J. Lezec, and H. A. Atwater, “Highly confined photon transport in subwavelength metallic slot waveguides,” Nano Lett. 6(9), 1928–1932 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. A. Dionne, L. A. Sweatlock, H. A. Atwater, and A. Polman, “Plasmon slot waveguides: towards chip-scale propagation with subwavelength-scale localization,” Phys. Rev. B 73(3), 035407–035415 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Dorofeenko, A. V.

T. Goto, A. V. Dorofeenko, A. M. Merzlikin, A. V. Baryshev, A. P. Vinogradov, M. Inoue, A. A. Lisyansky, and A. B. Granovsky, “Optical Tamm states in one-dimensional magnetophotonic structures,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101(11), 113902 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Du, G. Q.

Egorov, A. Y.

M. E. Sasin, R. P. Seisyan, M. Kalitteevski, S. Brand, R. A. Abram, J. M. Chamberlain, A. Y. Egorov, A. P. Vasilev, V. S. Mikhrin, and A. V. Kavokin, “Tamm plasmon polaritons: slow and spatially compact light,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(25), 251112 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Fan, K.

H. Tao, C. M. Bingham, A. C. Strikwerda, D. Pilon, D. Shrekenhamer, N. I. Landy, K. Fan, X. Zhang, W. J. Padilla, and R. D. Averitt, “Highly flexible wide angle of incidence terahertz metamaterial absorber: Design, fabrication, and characterization,” Phys. Rev. B 78(24), 241103 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Fu, J. X.

Giessen, H.

N. Liu, M. Mesch, T. Weiss, M. Hentschel, and H. Giessen, “Infrared perfect absorber and its application as plasmonic sensor,” Nano Lett. 10(7), 2342–2348 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gong, Y. K.

Goto, T.

T. Goto, A. V. Dorofeenko, A. M. Merzlikin, A. V. Baryshev, A. P. Vinogradov, M. Inoue, A. A. Lisyansky, and A. B. Granovsky, “Optical Tamm states in one-dimensional magnetophotonic structures,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101(11), 113902 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Granovsky, A. B.

T. Goto, A. V. Dorofeenko, A. M. Merzlikin, A. V. Baryshev, A. P. Vinogradov, M. Inoue, A. A. Lisyansky, and A. B. Granovsky, “Optical Tamm states in one-dimensional magnetophotonic structures,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101(11), 113902 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

He, S. L.

Hentschel, M.

N. Liu, M. Mesch, T. Weiss, M. Hentschel, and H. Giessen, “Infrared perfect absorber and its application as plasmonic sensor,” Nano Lett. 10(7), 2342–2348 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hosseini, A.

Hu, X. H.

Inoue, M.

T. Goto, A. V. Dorofeenko, A. M. Merzlikin, A. V. Baryshev, A. P. Vinogradov, M. Inoue, A. A. Lisyansky, and A. B. Granovsky, “Optical Tamm states in one-dimensional magnetophotonic structures,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101(11), 113902 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Iorsh, I.

M. Kaliteevski, S. Brand, R. A. Abram, I. Iorsh, A. V. Kavokin, and I. A. Shelykh, “Hybrid states of Tamm plasmons and exciton polaritons,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 95(25), 251108 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Jiang, H. T.

Jin, Y.

Jokerst, N.

N. Landy, C. Bingham, T. Tyler, N. Jokerst, D. Smith, and W. Padilla, “Design, theory, and measurement of a polarization-insensitive absorber for terahertz imaging,” Phys. Rev. B 79(12), 125104 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Kaliteevski, M.

T. C. H. Liew, A. V. Kavokin, T. Ostatnický, M. Kaliteevski, I. A. Shelykh, and R. A. Abram, “Exciton-polariton integrated circuits,” Phys. Rev. B 82(3), 033302 (2010).
[CrossRef]

M. Kaliteevski, S. Brand, R. A. Abram, I. Iorsh, A. V. Kavokin, and I. A. Shelykh, “Hybrid states of Tamm plasmons and exciton polaritons,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 95(25), 251108 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Kalitteevski, M.

M. E. Sasin, R. P. Seisyan, M. Kalitteevski, S. Brand, R. A. Abram, J. M. Chamberlain, A. Y. Egorov, A. P. Vasilev, V. S. Mikhrin, and A. V. Kavokin, “Tamm plasmon polaritons: slow and spatially compact light,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(25), 251112 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Kang, X.

X. Kang, W. Tan, Z. Wang, and H. Chen, “Optic Tamm states: the Bloch-wave-expansion method,” Phys. Rev. A 79(4), 043832 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Kavokin, A.

A. Kavokin, I. Shelykh, and G. Malpuech, “Optical Tamm states for the fabrication of polariton lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87(26), 261105 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Kavokin, A. V.

T. C. H. Liew, A. V. Kavokin, T. Ostatnický, M. Kaliteevski, I. A. Shelykh, and R. A. Abram, “Exciton-polariton integrated circuits,” Phys. Rev. B 82(3), 033302 (2010).
[CrossRef]

M. Kaliteevski, S. Brand, R. A. Abram, I. Iorsh, A. V. Kavokin, and I. A. Shelykh, “Hybrid states of Tamm plasmons and exciton polaritons,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 95(25), 251108 (2009).
[CrossRef]

M. E. Sasin, R. P. Seisyan, M. Kalitteevski, S. Brand, R. A. Abram, J. M. Chamberlain, A. Y. Egorov, A. P. Vasilev, V. S. Mikhrin, and A. V. Kavokin, “Tamm plasmon polaritons: slow and spatially compact light,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(25), 251112 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. V. Kavokin, I. A. Shelykh, and G. Malpuech, “Lossless interface modes at the boundary between two periodic dielectric structures,” Phys. Rev. B 72(23), 233102 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Kim, H.

Landy, N.

N. Landy, C. Bingham, T. Tyler, N. Jokerst, D. Smith, and W. Padilla, “Design, theory, and measurement of a polarization-insensitive absorber for terahertz imaging,” Phys. Rev. B 79(12), 125104 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Landy, N. I.

N. I. Landy, S. Sajuyigbe, J. J. Mock, D. R. Smith, and W. J. Padilla, “Perfect metamaterial absorber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100(20), 207402 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Tao, C. M. Bingham, A. C. Strikwerda, D. Pilon, D. Shrekenhamer, N. I. Landy, K. Fan, X. Zhang, W. J. Padilla, and R. D. Averitt, “Highly flexible wide angle of incidence terahertz metamaterial absorber: Design, fabrication, and characterization,” Phys. Rev. B 78(24), 241103 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Lee, B.

Lezec, H. J.

J. A. Dionne, H. J. Lezec, and H. A. Atwater, “Highly confined photon transport in subwavelength metallic slot waveguides,” Nano Lett. 6(9), 1928–1932 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Li, X. H.

Li, Z. Y.

Liew, T. C. H.

T. C. H. Liew, A. V. Kavokin, T. Ostatnický, M. Kaliteevski, I. A. Shelykh, and R. A. Abram, “Exciton-polariton integrated circuits,” Phys. Rev. B 82(3), 033302 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Lisyansky, A. A.

T. Goto, A. V. Dorofeenko, A. M. Merzlikin, A. V. Baryshev, A. P. Vinogradov, M. Inoue, A. A. Lisyansky, and A. B. Granovsky, “Optical Tamm states in one-dimensional magnetophotonic structures,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101(11), 113902 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Liu, N.

N. Liu, M. Mesch, T. Weiss, M. Hentschel, and H. Giessen, “Infrared perfect absorber and its application as plasmonic sensor,” Nano Lett. 10(7), 2342–2348 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Liu, X.

Liu, X. L.

X. L. Liu, T. Starr, A. F. Starr, and W. J. Padilla, “Infrared spatial and frequency selective metamaterial with near-unity absorbance,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 104(20), 207403 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Liu, X. M.

Liu, Y. L.

Q. Y. Wen, H. W. Zhang, Y. S. Xie, Q. H. Yang, and Y. L. Liu, “Dual band terahertz metamaterial absorber: design, fabrication, and characterization,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 95(24), 241111 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Longhi, S.

S. Longhi, “Pi-symmetric laser absorber,” Phys. Rev. A 82(3), 031801 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Lu, H.

Malpuech, G.

A. V. Kavokin, I. A. Shelykh, and G. Malpuech, “Lossless interface modes at the boundary between two periodic dielectric structures,” Phys. Rev. B 72(23), 233102 (2005).
[CrossRef]

A. Kavokin, I. Shelykh, and G. Malpuech, “Optical Tamm states for the fabrication of polariton lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87(26), 261105 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Massoud, Y.

Merzlikin, A. M.

T. Goto, A. V. Dorofeenko, A. M. Merzlikin, A. V. Baryshev, A. P. Vinogradov, M. Inoue, A. A. Lisyansky, and A. B. Granovsky, “Optical Tamm states in one-dimensional magnetophotonic structures,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101(11), 113902 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Mesch, M.

N. Liu, M. Mesch, T. Weiss, M. Hentschel, and H. Giessen, “Infrared perfect absorber and its application as plasmonic sensor,” Nano Lett. 10(7), 2342–2348 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Mikhrin, V. S.

M. E. Sasin, R. P. Seisyan, M. Kalitteevski, S. Brand, R. A. Abram, J. M. Chamberlain, A. Y. Egorov, A. P. Vasilev, V. S. Mikhrin, and A. V. Kavokin, “Tamm plasmon polaritons: slow and spatially compact light,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(25), 251112 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Mock, J. J.

N. I. Landy, S. Sajuyigbe, J. J. Mock, D. R. Smith, and W. J. Padilla, “Perfect metamaterial absorber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100(20), 207402 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Nejati, H.

Ostatnický, T.

T. C. H. Liew, A. V. Kavokin, T. Ostatnický, M. Kaliteevski, I. A. Shelykh, and R. A. Abram, “Exciton-polariton integrated circuits,” Phys. Rev. B 82(3), 033302 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Padilla, W.

N. Landy, C. Bingham, T. Tyler, N. Jokerst, D. Smith, and W. Padilla, “Design, theory, and measurement of a polarization-insensitive absorber for terahertz imaging,” Phys. Rev. B 79(12), 125104 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Padilla, W. J.

X. L. Liu, T. Starr, A. F. Starr, and W. J. Padilla, “Infrared spatial and frequency selective metamaterial with near-unity absorbance,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 104(20), 207403 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. I. Landy, S. Sajuyigbe, J. J. Mock, D. R. Smith, and W. J. Padilla, “Perfect metamaterial absorber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100(20), 207402 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Tao, C. M. Bingham, A. C. Strikwerda, D. Pilon, D. Shrekenhamer, N. I. Landy, K. Fan, X. Zhang, W. J. Padilla, and R. D. Averitt, “Highly flexible wide angle of incidence terahertz metamaterial absorber: Design, fabrication, and characterization,” Phys. Rev. B 78(24), 241103 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Park, J.

Parsons, A. D.

A. D. Parsons and D. J. Pedder, “Thin-film infrared absorber structures for advanced thermal detectors,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 6(3), 1686–1689 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Pedder, D. J.

A. D. Parsons and D. J. Pedder, “Thin-film infrared absorber structures for advanced thermal detectors,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 6(3), 1686–1689 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Pilon, D.

H. Tao, C. M. Bingham, A. C. Strikwerda, D. Pilon, D. Shrekenhamer, N. I. Landy, K. Fan, X. Zhang, W. J. Padilla, and R. D. Averitt, “Highly flexible wide angle of incidence terahertz metamaterial absorber: Design, fabrication, and characterization,” Phys. Rev. B 78(24), 241103 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Polman, A.

J. A. Dionne, L. A. Sweatlock, H. A. Atwater, and A. Polman, “Plasmon slot waveguides: towards chip-scale propagation with subwavelength-scale localization,” Phys. Rev. B 73(3), 035407–035415 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Sajuyigbe, S.

N. I. Landy, S. Sajuyigbe, J. J. Mock, D. R. Smith, and W. J. Padilla, “Perfect metamaterial absorber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100(20), 207402 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sasin, M. E.

M. E. Sasin, R. P. Seisyan, M. Kalitteevski, S. Brand, R. A. Abram, J. M. Chamberlain, A. Y. Egorov, A. P. Vasilev, V. S. Mikhrin, and A. V. Kavokin, “Tamm plasmon polaritons: slow and spatially compact light,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(25), 251112 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Seisyan, R. P.

M. E. Sasin, R. P. Seisyan, M. Kalitteevski, S. Brand, R. A. Abram, J. M. Chamberlain, A. Y. Egorov, A. P. Vasilev, V. S. Mikhrin, and A. V. Kavokin, “Tamm plasmon polaritons: slow and spatially compact light,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(25), 251112 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Shelykh, I.

A. Kavokin, I. Shelykh, and G. Malpuech, “Optical Tamm states for the fabrication of polariton lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87(26), 261105 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Shelykh, I. A.

T. C. H. Liew, A. V. Kavokin, T. Ostatnický, M. Kaliteevski, I. A. Shelykh, and R. A. Abram, “Exciton-polariton integrated circuits,” Phys. Rev. B 82(3), 033302 (2010).
[CrossRef]

M. Kaliteevski, S. Brand, R. A. Abram, I. Iorsh, A. V. Kavokin, and I. A. Shelykh, “Hybrid states of Tamm plasmons and exciton polaritons,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 95(25), 251108 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. V. Kavokin, I. A. Shelykh, and G. Malpuech, “Lossless interface modes at the boundary between two periodic dielectric structures,” Phys. Rev. B 72(23), 233102 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Shrekenhamer, D.

H. Tao, C. M. Bingham, A. C. Strikwerda, D. Pilon, D. Shrekenhamer, N. I. Landy, K. Fan, X. Zhang, W. J. Padilla, and R. D. Averitt, “Highly flexible wide angle of incidence terahertz metamaterial absorber: Design, fabrication, and characterization,” Phys. Rev. B 78(24), 241103 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Smith, D.

N. Landy, C. Bingham, T. Tyler, N. Jokerst, D. Smith, and W. Padilla, “Design, theory, and measurement of a polarization-insensitive absorber for terahertz imaging,” Phys. Rev. B 79(12), 125104 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Smith, D. R.

N. I. Landy, S. Sajuyigbe, J. J. Mock, D. R. Smith, and W. J. Padilla, “Perfect metamaterial absorber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100(20), 207402 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Starr, A. F.

X. L. Liu, T. Starr, A. F. Starr, and W. J. Padilla, “Infrared spatial and frequency selective metamaterial with near-unity absorbance,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 104(20), 207403 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Starr, T.

X. L. Liu, T. Starr, A. F. Starr, and W. J. Padilla, “Infrared spatial and frequency selective metamaterial with near-unity absorbance,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 104(20), 207403 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Strikwerda, A. C.

H. Tao, C. M. Bingham, A. C. Strikwerda, D. Pilon, D. Shrekenhamer, N. I. Landy, K. Fan, X. Zhang, W. J. Padilla, and R. D. Averitt, “Highly flexible wide angle of incidence terahertz metamaterial absorber: Design, fabrication, and characterization,” Phys. Rev. B 78(24), 241103 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Sweatlock, L. A.

J. A. Dionne, L. A. Sweatlock, H. A. Atwater, and A. Polman, “Plasmon slot waveguides: towards chip-scale propagation with subwavelength-scale localization,” Phys. Rev. B 73(3), 035407–035415 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Tan, W.

X. Kang, W. Tan, Z. Wang, and H. Chen, “Optic Tamm states: the Bloch-wave-expansion method,” Phys. Rev. A 79(4), 043832 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Tao, H.

H. Tao, C. M. Bingham, A. C. Strikwerda, D. Pilon, D. Shrekenhamer, N. I. Landy, K. Fan, X. Zhang, W. J. Padilla, and R. D. Averitt, “Highly flexible wide angle of incidence terahertz metamaterial absorber: Design, fabrication, and characterization,” Phys. Rev. B 78(24), 241103 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Tyler, T.

N. Landy, C. Bingham, T. Tyler, N. Jokerst, D. Smith, and W. Padilla, “Design, theory, and measurement of a polarization-insensitive absorber for terahertz imaging,” Phys. Rev. B 79(12), 125104 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Vasilev, A. P.

M. E. Sasin, R. P. Seisyan, M. Kalitteevski, S. Brand, R. A. Abram, J. M. Chamberlain, A. Y. Egorov, A. P. Vasilev, V. S. Mikhrin, and A. V. Kavokin, “Tamm plasmon polaritons: slow and spatially compact light,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(25), 251112 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Vinogradov, A. P.

T. Goto, A. V. Dorofeenko, A. M. Merzlikin, A. V. Baryshev, A. P. Vinogradov, M. Inoue, A. A. Lisyansky, and A. B. Granovsky, “Optical Tamm states in one-dimensional magnetophotonic structures,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101(11), 113902 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wang, B.

B. Wang and G. P. Wang, “Plasmon Bragg reflectors and nanocavities on flat metallic surfaces,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87(1), 013107–013109 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Wang, G.

Wang, G. P.

B. Wang and G. P. Wang, “Plasmon Bragg reflectors and nanocavities on flat metallic surfaces,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87(1), 013107–013109 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Wang, G. X.

Wang, L.

Wang, L. R.

Wang, Z.

X. Kang, W. Tan, Z. Wang, and H. Chen, “Optic Tamm states: the Bloch-wave-expansion method,” Phys. Rev. A 79(4), 043832 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Z. S.

Weiss, T.

N. Liu, M. Mesch, T. Weiss, M. Hentschel, and H. Giessen, “Infrared perfect absorber and its application as plasmonic sensor,” Nano Lett. 10(7), 2342–2348 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wen, Q. Y.

Q. Y. Wen, H. W. Zhang, Y. S. Xie, Q. H. Yang, and Y. L. Liu, “Dual band terahertz metamaterial absorber: design, fabrication, and characterization,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 95(24), 241111 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Xie, Y. S.

Q. Y. Wen, H. W. Zhang, Y. S. Xie, Q. H. Yang, and Y. L. Liu, “Dual band terahertz metamaterial absorber: design, fabrication, and characterization,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 95(24), 241111 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Yang, Q. H.

Q. Y. Wen, H. W. Zhang, Y. S. Xie, Q. H. Yang, and Y. L. Liu, “Dual band terahertz metamaterial absorber: design, fabrication, and characterization,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 95(24), 241111 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Ye, Y. Q.

Yu, S. F.

W. L. Zhang and S. F. Yu, “Bistable switching using an optical Tamm cavity with a Kerr medium,” Opt. Commun. 283(12), 2622–2626 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, H. W.

Q. Y. Wen, H. W. Zhang, Y. S. Xie, Q. H. Yang, and Y. L. Liu, “Dual band terahertz metamaterial absorber: design, fabrication, and characterization,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 95(24), 241111 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, W. L.

W. L. Zhang and S. F. Yu, “Bistable switching using an optical Tamm cavity with a Kerr medium,” Opt. Commun. 283(12), 2622–2626 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, X.

H. Tao, C. M. Bingham, A. C. Strikwerda, D. Pilon, D. Shrekenhamer, N. I. Landy, K. Fan, X. Zhang, W. J. Padilla, and R. D. Averitt, “Highly flexible wide angle of incidence terahertz metamaterial absorber: Design, fabrication, and characterization,” Phys. Rev. B 78(24), 241103 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (5)

Q. Y. Wen, H. W. Zhang, Y. S. Xie, Q. H. Yang, and Y. L. Liu, “Dual band terahertz metamaterial absorber: design, fabrication, and characterization,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 95(24), 241111 (2009).
[CrossRef]

M. E. Sasin, R. P. Seisyan, M. Kalitteevski, S. Brand, R. A. Abram, J. M. Chamberlain, A. Y. Egorov, A. P. Vasilev, V. S. Mikhrin, and A. V. Kavokin, “Tamm plasmon polaritons: slow and spatially compact light,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(25), 251112 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. Kavokin, I. Shelykh, and G. Malpuech, “Optical Tamm states for the fabrication of polariton lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87(26), 261105 (2005).
[CrossRef]

M. Kaliteevski, S. Brand, R. A. Abram, I. Iorsh, A. V. Kavokin, and I. A. Shelykh, “Hybrid states of Tamm plasmons and exciton polaritons,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 95(25), 251108 (2009).
[CrossRef]

B. Wang and G. P. Wang, “Plasmon Bragg reflectors and nanocavities on flat metallic surfaces,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87(1), 013107–013109 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A (1)

A. D. Parsons and D. J. Pedder, “Thin-film infrared absorber structures for advanced thermal detectors,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 6(3), 1686–1689 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Nano Lett. (2)

J. A. Dionne, H. J. Lezec, and H. A. Atwater, “Highly confined photon transport in subwavelength metallic slot waveguides,” Nano Lett. 6(9), 1928–1932 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. Liu, M. Mesch, T. Weiss, M. Hentschel, and H. Giessen, “Infrared perfect absorber and its application as plasmonic sensor,” Nano Lett. 10(7), 2342–2348 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Commun. (1)

W. L. Zhang and S. F. Yu, “Bistable switching using an optical Tamm cavity with a Kerr medium,” Opt. Commun. 283(12), 2622–2626 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (5)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Phys. Rev. A (2)

S. Longhi, “Pi-symmetric laser absorber,” Phys. Rev. A 82(3), 031801 (2010).
[CrossRef]

X. Kang, W. Tan, Z. Wang, and H. Chen, “Optic Tamm states: the Bloch-wave-expansion method,” Phys. Rev. A 79(4), 043832 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. B (5)

A. V. Kavokin, I. A. Shelykh, and G. Malpuech, “Lossless interface modes at the boundary between two periodic dielectric structures,” Phys. Rev. B 72(23), 233102 (2005).
[CrossRef]

N. Landy, C. Bingham, T. Tyler, N. Jokerst, D. Smith, and W. Padilla, “Design, theory, and measurement of a polarization-insensitive absorber for terahertz imaging,” Phys. Rev. B 79(12), 125104 (2009).
[CrossRef]

H. Tao, C. M. Bingham, A. C. Strikwerda, D. Pilon, D. Shrekenhamer, N. I. Landy, K. Fan, X. Zhang, W. J. Padilla, and R. D. Averitt, “Highly flexible wide angle of incidence terahertz metamaterial absorber: Design, fabrication, and characterization,” Phys. Rev. B 78(24), 241103 (2008).
[CrossRef]

T. C. H. Liew, A. V. Kavokin, T. Ostatnický, M. Kaliteevski, I. A. Shelykh, and R. A. Abram, “Exciton-polariton integrated circuits,” Phys. Rev. B 82(3), 033302 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. A. Dionne, L. A. Sweatlock, H. A. Atwater, and A. Polman, “Plasmon slot waveguides: towards chip-scale propagation with subwavelength-scale localization,” Phys. Rev. B 73(3), 035407–035415 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (3)

T. Goto, A. V. Dorofeenko, A. M. Merzlikin, A. V. Baryshev, A. P. Vinogradov, M. Inoue, A. A. Lisyansky, and A. B. Granovsky, “Optical Tamm states in one-dimensional magnetophotonic structures,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101(11), 113902 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. I. Landy, S. Sajuyigbe, J. J. Mock, D. R. Smith, and W. J. Padilla, “Perfect metamaterial absorber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100(20), 207402 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

X. L. Liu, T. Starr, A. F. Starr, and W. J. Padilla, “Infrared spatial and frequency selective metamaterial with near-unity absorbance,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 104(20), 207403 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Figures (7)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Schematic diagram of the proposed perfect absorber. A TML is arranged in the air core of the two-dimensional MDM waveguide, and a PhC with N periodical dielectric layers of A (TiO 2) and B (PSiO 2) is adjacent to it. (b) The real and (c) imaginary parts of the effective refractive indexes for SPPs propagating in the dielectrics A (red solid line) and B (blue dotted line), respectively.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Reflection (R) and transmission (T) spectra for the plasmonic MDM waveguide with single TML or (AB)10 in the core, respectively. (b) Transmission, reflection, and absorption spectra calculated by the TMM and FDTD method for the MDM waveguide with the TML followed by the (AB)10 in the core, respectively. The structure geometric parameters are: w = 80 nm, L m = 22 nm, L a = 140 nm, Lb = 220 nm, na = 2.13, and nb = 1.23.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Reflection, transmission and (b) absorption spectra for the proposed plasmonic absorber under different value of electron collision frequency γ. The other geometric parameters are: w = 80 nm, L m = 22 nm, L a = 140 nm, Lb = 220 nm, na = 2.13, and nb = 1.23.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Field distributions of Hz for the proposed structure at the wavelengths of (a) 1300 nm (Media 1) and (b) 1550 nm (Media 2), respectively. (c) Field amplitudes of |Hz | along y = 0 at wavelength of 1550 nm. The TML/(AB)10 boundary is at x = 0 μm.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Absorption spectra versus the L a and L b when w = 80 nm and L m = 22 nm.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

(a) Absorption spectra versus the w. (b) The neff for SPPs propagating in the dielectrics A and B for different w. The other structure parameters are: L m = 22 nm, L a = 140 nm, and L b = 220 nm.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Absorption evolution with the L m and wavelength when w = 80 nm, L a = 140 nm, and L b = 220 nm.

Equations (2)

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k d ε m tanh ( k d w 2 ) + ε d k m = 0.
ε m = ε 0 ω p 2 ω 2 + i ω γ ,

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