Efficient interfacing (>60% efficiency) between micro-scale waveguides and nano-scale plasmon waveguides is achieved by an ultrashort (6 microns) tapered gap plasmon waveguide. The Interplay of related plasmonic and oscillating modes is analyzed.
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(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
P. Ginzburg, D. Arbel, and M. Orenstein, " Surface Plasmon Assisted Interfacing between Nano and Micro Scale Photonic Circuits," in Integrated Photonics Research and Applications/Nanophotonics for Information Systems, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper JWA5.
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