Journal of the European Optical Society - Rapid publications, Vol 9 (2014)

Observation of resonant states in negative refractive photonic crystals

S. Romano, A. C. De Luca, E. De Tommasi, S. Cabrini, I. Rendina, V. Mocella


In this paper, experimental evidences about the resonance phenomena in a negative 2D photonic crystal are shown. Localized plasmon-like modes and guided mode resonances are detected in the reflectivity spectrum of a photonic crystal slab irradiated with out-of-plane incident radiation. The strong confinement of the radiation, in addition to the field enhancement, make photonic crystals a very appealing alternative to plasmonic substrates, avoiding the limits of absorption losses in metals.

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