Abstract

Dispersion curves of surface electromagnetic waves (SEWs) in 1D silicon nitride photonic crystals having periodic surface corrugations are considered. We experimentally demonstrate that a bandgap for SEWs can be obtained by fabricating a polymeric grating on the multilayered structure. Close to the boundary of the first Brillouin zone connected to the grating, we observe the splitting of the SEW dispersion curve into two separate branches and identify two regions of very low group velocity. The proper design of the structure allows the two folded branches to lie beyond the light line in a wide spectral range, thus doubling the density of modes available for SEWs and avoiding light scattering.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article

References

  • View by:
  • |
  • |

  1. P. Yeh and A. Yariv, Appl. Phys. Lett. 32, 104 (1978).
    [CrossRef]
  2. W. M. Robertson and M. S. May, Appl. Phys. Lett. 74, 1800 (1999).
    [CrossRef]
  3. F. Villa, L. E. Regelado, F. Ramos-Mendieta, J. Gaspar-Armenta, and T. Lopez-Ríos, Opt. Lett. 27, 646 (2002).
    [CrossRef]
  4. M. Shinn and W. M. Robertson, Sens. Actuators B 105, 360 (2005).
    [CrossRef]
  5. E. Guillermain, V. Lysenko, R. Orobtchouk, T. Benyattou, S. Roux, A. Pillonnet, and P. Perriat, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 241116 (2007).
    [CrossRef]
  6. C. J. Alleyne, A. G. Kirk, R. C. McPhedran, N.-A. P. Nicorovici, and D. Maystre, Opt. Express 15, 8163 (2007).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. E. Descrovi, C. Ricciardi, F. Giorgis, G. Lérondel, S. Blaize, C. X. Pang, R. Bachelot, P. Royer, S. Lettieri, F. Gesuele, P. Maddalena, and M. Liscidini, Opt. Express 15, 4159 (2007).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. C. Ricciardi, V. Ballarini, M. Galli, M. Liscidini, L. C. Andreani, M. Losurdo, G. Brano, S. Lettieri, F. Gesuele, P. Maddalena, and F. Giorgis, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 352, 1294 (2006).
    [CrossRef]
  9. L. Li, G. Granet, J. P. Plumey, and J. Chandezon, Publ. Astron. Soc. Jpn. 5, 141 (1996).
  10. R. J. Stockermans and P. L. Rochon, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 24, 2457 (2007).
    [CrossRef]
  11. N. Destouches, J.-C. Pommier, O. Parriaux, T. Clausnitzer, N. Lyndin, and S. Tonchev, Opt. Express 14, 12613 (2006).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  12. F. Michelotti, A. Belardini, A. Rousseau, A. Ratsimihety, G. Schoer, and J. Mueller, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 352, 2339 (2006).
    [CrossRef]
  13. P. Rochon, E. Batalla, and A. Natansohn, Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 136 (1995).
    [CrossRef]
  14. K. B. Rochford, R. Zanoni, Q. Gong, and G. I. Stegeman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 1161 (1989).
    [CrossRef]
  15. T. G. Pedersen, P. M. Johansen, N. C. R. Holme, P. S. Ramanujam, and S. Hvilsted, Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 89 (1998).
    [CrossRef]
  16. R. J. Stockermans and P. L. Rochon, J. Lightwave Technol. 25, 952 (2007).
    [CrossRef]
  17. W. L. Barnes, T. W. Preist, S. C. Kitson, and J. R. Sambles, Phys. Rev. B 54, 6227 (1996).
    [CrossRef]
  18. J. Yoon, G. Lee, S. Ho Song, C.-H. Oh, and P.-S. Kim, J. Appl. Phys. 94, 123 (2003).
    [CrossRef]
  19. A. J. Benahmed and C.-M. Ho, Appl. Opt. 46, 3369 (2007).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]

2007 (6)

2006 (3)

N. Destouches, J.-C. Pommier, O. Parriaux, T. Clausnitzer, N. Lyndin, and S. Tonchev, Opt. Express 14, 12613 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Ricciardi, V. Ballarini, M. Galli, M. Liscidini, L. C. Andreani, M. Losurdo, G. Brano, S. Lettieri, F. Gesuele, P. Maddalena, and F. Giorgis, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 352, 1294 (2006).
[CrossRef]

F. Michelotti, A. Belardini, A. Rousseau, A. Ratsimihety, G. Schoer, and J. Mueller, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 352, 2339 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005 (1)

M. Shinn and W. M. Robertson, Sens. Actuators B 105, 360 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

J. Yoon, G. Lee, S. Ho Song, C.-H. Oh, and P.-S. Kim, J. Appl. Phys. 94, 123 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002 (1)

1999 (1)

W. M. Robertson and M. S. May, Appl. Phys. Lett. 74, 1800 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1998 (1)

T. G. Pedersen, P. M. Johansen, N. C. R. Holme, P. S. Ramanujam, and S. Hvilsted, Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 89 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1996 (2)

W. L. Barnes, T. W. Preist, S. C. Kitson, and J. R. Sambles, Phys. Rev. B 54, 6227 (1996).
[CrossRef]

L. Li, G. Granet, J. P. Plumey, and J. Chandezon, Publ. Astron. Soc. Jpn. 5, 141 (1996).

1995 (1)

P. Rochon, E. Batalla, and A. Natansohn, Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 136 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1989 (1)

K. B. Rochford, R. Zanoni, Q. Gong, and G. I. Stegeman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 1161 (1989).
[CrossRef]

1978 (1)

P. Yeh and A. Yariv, Appl. Phys. Lett. 32, 104 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (5)

P. Yeh and A. Yariv, Appl. Phys. Lett. 32, 104 (1978).
[CrossRef]

W. M. Robertson and M. S. May, Appl. Phys. Lett. 74, 1800 (1999).
[CrossRef]

E. Guillermain, V. Lysenko, R. Orobtchouk, T. Benyattou, S. Roux, A. Pillonnet, and P. Perriat, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 241116 (2007).
[CrossRef]

P. Rochon, E. Batalla, and A. Natansohn, Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 136 (1995).
[CrossRef]

K. B. Rochford, R. Zanoni, Q. Gong, and G. I. Stegeman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 1161 (1989).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

J. Yoon, G. Lee, S. Ho Song, C.-H. Oh, and P.-S. Kim, J. Appl. Phys. 94, 123 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

J. Non-Cryst. Solids (2)

F. Michelotti, A. Belardini, A. Rousseau, A. Ratsimihety, G. Schoer, and J. Mueller, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 352, 2339 (2006).
[CrossRef]

C. Ricciardi, V. Ballarini, M. Galli, M. Liscidini, L. C. Andreani, M. Losurdo, G. Brano, S. Lettieri, F. Gesuele, P. Maddalena, and F. Giorgis, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 352, 1294 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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

Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Phys. Rev. B (1)

W. L. Barnes, T. W. Preist, S. C. Kitson, and J. R. Sambles, Phys. Rev. B 54, 6227 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

T. G. Pedersen, P. M. Johansen, N. C. R. Holme, P. S. Ramanujam, and S. Hvilsted, Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 89 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Publ. Astron. Soc. Jpn. (1)

L. Li, G. Granet, J. P. Plumey, and J. Chandezon, Publ. Astron. Soc. Jpn. 5, 141 (1996).

Sens. Actuators B (1)

M. Shinn and W. M. Robertson, Sens. Actuators B 105, 360 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Cited By

OSA participates in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. Citing articles from OSA journals and other participating publishers are listed here.

Alert me when this article is cited.


Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Calculated and (b) measured reflectance maps of a 10-period multilayered structure in the ( θ , λ ) plane. The SEW dispersion curve is associated with the narrow dark band lying beyond the light line.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Sketch of the 1D PC with the sinusoidal polymeric grating on top. (b) Calculated reflectance profiles R ( θ 0 , λ ) , where each curve corresponds to a specific grating amplitude h.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Calculated and (b) measured reflectance maps of a 10-period multilayered structure coated with a corrugated polymeric film ( Λ = 610 nm , h = 55 nm ) in the ( θ , λ ) plane. The dashed–dotted lines represent the Bragg plane K 2 associated with the grating.

Equations (1)

Equations on this page are rendered with MathJax. Learn more.

Λ = λ 0 2 n B K 7 sin θ 0 612 nm ,

Metrics