We report fundamentals of photonic devices utilizing surface plasmon polaritons bound at metal-dielectric interface, and show their usefulness in nanometric structures where ordinary optical processes in free space are avoided by quantum effects.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
Y. Katagiri, H. Shinojima, H. Fukuda, T. Goto, Y. Nakano, and I. Kobayashi, " Surface Plasmon Polaritons for Nanometric Photonic Circuits," in Integrated Photonics Research and Applications/Nanophotonics for Information Systems, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper ITuE2.
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