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Characteristics of Metal Enhanced Evanescent-Wave Microcavities
AbstractThis article presents the concept of storing optical energy using a metallic air gap microcavity. Evanescent waves are stored in the air gap of a dielectric/metal/air gap/metal planar microcavity. For an air gap with a micron scale distance between the two metals, incident light excites the optical interface modes on the two metal-air interfaces simultaneously, being accompanied by enhanced evanescent fields. Numerical simulations show that the reflected light depends remarkably upon distributions of the enhanced electric fields in the air-gap at the optical mode excitations. The metallic microcavities have a Q value on the order of 102, as determined from calculations. Experimentally, a small mechanical variation of the air-gap distance exhibited a change of reflectivity.
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Wakamatsu, T. Characteristics of Metal Enhanced Evanescent-Wave Microcavities. Sensors 2010, 10, 8751-8760.View more citation formats
Wakamatsu T. Characteristics of Metal Enhanced Evanescent-Wave Microcavities. Sensors. 2010; 10(9):8751-8760.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wakamatsu, Takashi. 2010. "Characteristics of Metal Enhanced Evanescent-Wave Microcavities." Sensors 10, no. 9: 8751-8760.