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Injection of light into a planar dielectric waveguide of metallic walls
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Paper Abstract

We study the resonant excitation of the electromagnetic modes in a planar waveguide of metallic walls - light incident on the guide from the air can transfer energy through the walls exciting normal modes of propagation. It is found theoretically that radiation propagates along the guide while the reflectivity presents a minimum. The energy of the incident radiation can be transferred to the guide almost completely when the thickness dm of the metallic wall is around two times the skin depth. Experimental evidence of the injection of light is presented for the system Ag/Al2O3/Ag that was grown by pulsed laser deposition.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 November 2001
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4439, Design, Manufacturing, and Testing of Planar Optical Waveguide Devices, (6 November 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.447626
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Raul Garcia-Llamas, Univ. de Sonora (Mexico)
Jorge A. Gaspar-Armenta, Univ. de Sonora (Mexico)
Felipe Ramos-Mendieta, Univ. de Sonora (Mexico)
R. Lopez, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
Richard F. Haglund Jr., Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
Ricardo Ruiz, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4439:
Design, Manufacturing, and Testing of Planar Optical Waveguide Devices
Robert A. Norwood, Editor(s)

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