Abstract

Enhanced polarization conversion in reflection for the Otto and Kretschmann configurations is introduced as a new method for hybrid-mode spectroscopy. Polarization conversion in reflection occurs when hybrid modes are excited in a guiding structure composed of at least one anisotropic medium. In contrast to a dark dip, in this case modes are associated with a peak in the converted reflectance spectrum, increasing the detection sensitivity and avoiding confusion with reflection dips associated with other processes, such as transmission.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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F. Yang and J. R. Sambles, J. Mod. Opt. 40, 1131 (1993).
[CrossRef]

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J. Lekner, J. Phys. Condens. Matter 4, 9459 (1992).
[CrossRef]

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D. Mihalache, D. M. Baboiu, M. Ciumac, L. Torner, and J. P. Torres, Opt. Quantum Electron. 26, 857 (1994).
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O. Takayama, L. Crasovan, D. Artigas, and L. Torner, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 043903 (2009).
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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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A. V. Kats, M. L. Nesterov, and A. Yu. Nikitin, Phys. Rev. B 72, 193405 (2005).
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A. V. Kats, M. L. Nesterov, and A. Yu. Nikitin, Phys. Rev. B 72, 193405 (2005).
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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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O. Takayama, L. Crasovan, D. Artigas, and L. Torner, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 043903 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Torner, L.

O. Takayama, L. Crasovan, D. Artigas, and L. Torner, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 043903 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Mihalache, D. M. Baboiu, M. Ciumac, L. Torner, and J. P. Torres, Opt. Quantum Electron. 26, 857 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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D. Mihalache, D. M. Baboiu, M. Ciumac, L. Torner, and J. P. Torres, Opt. Quantum Electron. 26, 857 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Yang, F.

F. Yang and J. R. Sambles, J. Mod. Opt. 40, 1131 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

Y. J. Jen and C. L. Chiang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 011105 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. Mod. Opt. (2)

G. P. Bryan-Brown, J. R. Sambles, and M. C. Hutley, J. Mod. Opt. 37, 1227 (1990).
[CrossRef]

F. Yang and J. R. Sambles, J. Mod. Opt. 40, 1131 (1993).
[CrossRef]

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J. Lekner, J. Phys. Condens. Matter 3, 6121 (1991).
[CrossRef]

J. Lekner, J. Phys. Condens. Matter 4, 9459 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

Y. J. Jen and C. L. Chiang, Opt. Commun. 265, 446 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Quantum Electron. (1)

D. Mihalache, D. M. Baboiu, M. Ciumac, L. Torner, and J. P. Torres, Opt. Quantum Electron. 26, 857 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. B (2)

A. V. Kats, M. L. Nesterov, and A. Yu. Nikitin, Phys. Rev. B 72, 193405 (2005).
[CrossRef]

R. A. Depine and M. I. Gigli, Phys. Rev. B 49, 8437 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

O. Takayama, L. Crasovan, D. Artigas, and L. Torner, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 043903 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sov. Phys. JETP (1)

M. I. D'yakonov, Sov. Phys. JETP 67, 714 (1988).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Geometry of the studied systems corresponding to the (a) O and (b) K configuration. (c) Dashed sectors schematically show the values of angle φ at which Dyakonov SWs exist. (d) Effective index q SW in the range of SW existence for the original Dyakonov (solid curve), O (dashed curve as marked), and K (dashed curve as marked) configurations for the following parameters: ϵ g = 4.41 ( Ta 2 O 5 ) , ϵ = 6.7 (ZnSe), ϵ = 3.97 , ϵ = 4.9 ( Y V O 4 ) , l = 4 λ , q 0 = ε g .

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a), (b) Squared modulus of the polarization RCs as functions of the incidence angle θ for a gap thickness l = 4 λ and for φ = 46.25 ° . (a) is for O configuration, (b) is for K configuration. (c) and (d) render the contour plot for the cross-polarization RCs squared modulus as a function of both θ and l . All parameters are the same as in Fig. 1.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Spatial distribution of the real part of the electric field in the O configuration. The calculations for the upper panels are done at θ = 54.23 ° , while for the lower panel the incidence angle is θ = 54.212 ° . In all panels φ = 46.25 ° and ϵ g , ϵ, ϵ ̂ , l are the same as in Fig. 1.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Reflection coefficients for hybrid-mode spectroscopy in a waveguide in K geometry with l = 0.7 λ , d = λ , ϵ d = 5.5 , and ϵ g , ϵ, ϵ ̂ as in Fig. 1. The inset represents the zoom of the highlighted region with Δ θ = θ θ 0 and θ 0 = 58.497 ° .

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E m ( r ) = σ e i σ E i σ e i k inc r + σ , σ e r σ R r σ σ E i σ e i k r r .

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