In this work, we use a multi-heterodyne scanning near-field optical microscope to investigate the polarization and propagation of Bloch surface waves in an ultrathin (∼λ/10) ridge waveguide. First, we show that the structure sustains three surface modes, and demonstrate selective excitation of each. Then, by numerically processing the experimental data, we retrieve the transverse and longitudinal components of each of the modes, in good agreement with the calculated fields. Finally, we provide an experimental estimation of the effective indices and the dispersion relations of the modes.
|Titolo:||Bloch surface waves in ultrathin waveguides: near-field investigation of mode polarization and propagation|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.27.001617|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|