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Interface photonic states at the boundary between a metal and a dielectric Bragg mirror

Shelykh, I.A., Kaliteevskii, M., Kavokin, A.V., Brand, S., Abram, R.A., Chamberlain, J.M. and Malpuech, G. (2007) Interface photonic states at the boundary between a metal and a dielectric Bragg mirror Physica Status Solidi A-Applied Research, 204, (2), pp. 522-525. (doi:10.1002/pssa.200673231).

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Tamm states of light are localized interface modes inside the light-cone. In contrast to the surface modes they can have a zero in-plane wave-vector. We show that they can be formed in both TE and TM polarizations at the boundary between the isotropic media with a negative dielectric constant (e.g. a metal below the plasmon resonance) and a periodical dielectric Bragg structure. It is shown that the order of layers in Bragg structure is crucial for the appearance of the Tamm states. The in-plane dispersion of the interface states is parabolic with effective masses slightly different for TE and TM polarizations, both of the order of 10-5 of the free electron mass.

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Submitted date: 30 July 2006
Published date: 2007
Keywords: 42.70.Qs, 78.67.Pt


Local EPrints ID: 57589
ISSN: 0031-8965
PURE UUID: 7cb25b17-bd8b-4e0f-84fe-29874c60e7b4

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Date deposited: 13 Aug 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:29

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Author: I.A. Shelykh
Author: M. Kaliteevskii
Author: A.V. Kavokin
Author: S. Brand
Author: R.A. Abram
Author: J.M. Chamberlain
Author: G. Malpuech

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