Comparing resonant photon tunneling via cavity modes and Tamm plasmon polariton modes in metal-coated Bragg mirrors
Journal article, 2012

Resonant photon tunneling was investigated experimentally in multilayer structures containing a high-contrast (TiO2/SiO2) Bragg mirror capped with a semitransparent gold film. Transmission via a fundamental cavity resonance was compared with transmission via the Tamm plasmon polariton resonance that appears at the interface between a metal film and a one-dimensional photonic bandgap structure. The Tamm-plasmon-mediated transmission exhibits a smaller dependence on the angle and polarization of the incident light for similar values of peak transmission, resonance wavelength, and finesse. Implications for transparent electrical contacts based on resonant tunneling structures are discussed.


K. Leosson

University of Iceland

S. Shayestehaminzadeh

University of Iceland

T. K. Tryggvason

University of Iceland

A. Kossoy

University of Iceland

Björn Agnarsson

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Biological Physics

F. Magnus

University of Iceland

Uppsala University

S. Olafsson

University of Iceland

J. T. Gudmundsson

University of Iceland

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

E. B. Magnusson

University of Iceland

I. A. Shelykh

University of Iceland

Nanyang Technological University

Optics Letters

0146-9592 (ISSN) 1539-4794 (eISSN)

Vol. 37 19 4026-4028

Subject Categories

Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics



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