Polarization conversion spectroscopy of hybrid modes.


Enhanced polarization conversion in reflection for the Otto and Kretschmann configurations is introduced as a new method for hybrid-mode spectroscopy. Polarization conversion in reflection occurs when hybrid modes are excited in a guiding structure composed of at least one anisotropic medium. In contrast to a dark dip, in this case modes are associated with a peak in the converted reflectance spectrum, increasing the detection sensitivity and avoiding confusion with reflection dips associated with other processes, such as transmission.

DOI: 10.1364/OL.34.003911

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@article{Nikitin2009PolarizationCS, title={Polarization conversion spectroscopy of hybrid modes.}, author={Alexey Y Nikitin and David Artigas and Llu{\'i}s Torner and Francisco J. Garcia-Vidal and Luis Martin-Moreno}, journal={Optics letters}, year={2009}, volume={34 24}, pages={3911-3} }