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Photonic-crystal-slab mode excitation using charged particles
Author(s): Jean Pol Vigneron; Virginie Lousse
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Paper Abstract

Electromagnetic modes of photonic-crystal slabs can be excited by charged particles which remain outside the slab. The theory assumes a classical trajectory for the particle and computes the dielectric response of the slab photonic structure to the Coulomb fields emitted by the moving charge. The power applied by this response force on the charged particle describes the energy transfer between the charge and the electromagnetic modes of the slab. It is shown that the photonic crystal film responds according to an effective dielectric function which is easily calculated using a transfer matrix scheme.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5360, Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices II, (9 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.527713
Show Author Affiliations
Jean Pol Vigneron, Facultes Universitaires Notre-Dame de le Paix (Belgium)
Virginie Lousse, Facultes Univiversitaires Notre-Dame de le Paix (Belgium)
Stanford Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5360:
Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices II
Ali Adibi; Axel Scherer; Shawn-Yu Lin, Editor(s)

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