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Phase modulation of Bloch surface waves with the use of a diffraction microrelief at the boundary of a one-dimensional photonic crystal

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Phase modulation methods for surface electromagnetic waves propagating at the interface between a homogeneous medium and a one-dimensional photonic crystal have been analyzed numerically and theoretically. Modulation is performed by changing the geometrical parameters of the microrelief on the surface of the photonic crystal. The phase modulation methods under consideration can be used to create optical elements for surface waves, in particular, lenses, prisms, and diffraction gratings. A Bragg grating has been calculated as an example. According to the simulation results, the average coefficient of reflection of a surface wave in the band gap is 0.95.

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Original Russian Text © E.A. Bezus, L.L. Doskolovich, D.A. Bykov, V.A. Soifer, 2014, published in Pis’ma v Zhurnal Eksperimental’noi i Teoreticheskoi Fiziki, 2014, Vol. 99, No. 2, pp. 67–71.

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Bezus, E.A., Doskolovich, L.L., Bykov, D.A. et al. Phase modulation of Bloch surface waves with the use of a diffraction microrelief at the boundary of a one-dimensional photonic crystal. Jetp Lett. 99, 63–66 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1134/S0021364014020040

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Keywords

  • Photonic Crystal
  • JETP Letter
  • Surface Plasmon Polaritons
  • Transverse Electric
  • Effective Refractive Index