Enhanced Photonic Spin Hall Effect with a Bimetallic Film Surface Plasmon Resonance
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The surface plasmon resonance (SPR) with the bimetallic film can achieve minimum reflectivity and higher evanescent field enhancement than the SPR configuration with the single gold film, which makes it to be a much better option for enhancing the photonic Spin Hall Effect (SHE). It is found that the thicknesses of silver and gold films have a major impact on the photonic SHE, and the maximal transverse shift of horizontal polarization state can reach to 5.34 μm near the SPR resonant angle by optimizing the thicknesses of silver and gold films in the bimetallic film. Our results are far greater than the previously reported transverse shifts in the conventional SPR structure. This novel phenomenon is attributed to the higher evanescent field enhancement and the larger refractive index variation gradient of silver/gold bimetallic film. These findings provide us an effective method to manipulate the photonic SHE and therefore establish a strong foundation for developing photonic devices based on photonic SHE.
KeywordsSurface plasmon resonance Photonic Spin Hall Effect Transverse shifts
This work is partially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 61505111 and 11604216), the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (Grant No.2016 M600667), the Science and Technology Planning Project of Guangdong Province (Grant No. 2016B050501005), the Educational Commission of Guangdong Province (Grant No. 2016KCXTD006), and the Guangdong Natural Science Foundation (Grant No. 2015A030313549).
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