Hybrid Tamm and surface plasmon polaritons in resonant photonic structure

Bikbaev, Rashid G.; Vetrov, Stepan Ya; Timofeev, Ivan, V Journal Of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jqsrt.2020.107156

Hybrid modes originating from the coupling of the Tamm and surface plasmon polaritons excited in a one-dimensional resonant photonic structure are demonstrated. The structure represents a photonic crystal bounded by a nanocomposite film consisting of a transparent matrix and silver nanoparticles uniformly distributed over its volume. In comparison with structures on planar metal films the volume concentration and shape of nanoparticles are of great help in configuring the hybrid mode properties, including their wavelength and splitting. Also the radiation incidence angle variation opens the possibility of fine-tuning the energy spectra of the structure. We demonstrate the high-sensitivity of optical sensors based on the resonant photonic structure.