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  • Vol. 6, Iss. 8 — Aug. 10, 2008
  • pp: 572–574

Finite element beam propagation method for analysis of plasmonic waveguide

Jianjun Chen, Zhaofeng Li, Zhongchao Fan, and Fuhua Yang  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 6, Issue 8, pp. 572-574 (2008)

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The basic idea of the finite element beam propagation method (FE-BPM) is described. It is applied to calculate the fundamental mode of a channel plasmonic polariton (CPP) waveguide to confirm its validity. Both the field distribution and the effective index of the fundamental mode are given by the method. The convergence speed shows the advantage and stability of this method. Then a plasmonic waveguide with a dielectric strip deposited on a metal substrate is investigated, and the group velocity is negative for the fundamental mode of this kind of waveguide. The numerical result shows that the power flow direction is reverse to that of phase velocity.

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OCIS Codes
(000.3860) General : Mathematical methods in physics
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces

Jianjun Chen, Zhaofeng Li, Zhongchao Fan, and Fuhua Yang, "Finite element beam propagation method for analysis of plasmonic waveguide," Chin. Opt. Lett. 6, 572-574 (2008)

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