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  • Vol. 7, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2009
  • pp: 302–308

Metal-dielectric-metal plasmonic waveguide devices for manipulating light at the nanoscale

Georgios Veronis, Zongfu Yu, Sükrü Ekin Kocabas, David A. B. Miller, Mark L. Brongersma, and Shanhui Fan  »View Author Affiliations


Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 7, Issue 4, pp. 302-308 (2009)


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Abstract

We review some of the recent advances in the development of subwavelength plasmonic devices for manipulating light at the nanoscale, drawing examples from our own work in metal-dielectric-metal (MDM) plasmonic waveguide devices. We introduce bends, splitters, and mode converters for MDM waveguides with no additional loss. We also demonstrate that optical gain provides a mechanism for on/off switching in MDM plasmonic waveguides. Highly efficient compact couplers between dielectric waveguides and MDM waveguides are also introduced.

© 2009 Chinese Optics Letters

OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

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Georgios Veronis, Zongfu Yu, Sükrü Ekin Kocabas, David A. B. Miller, Mark L. Brongersma, and Shanhui Fan, "Metal-dielectric-metal plasmonic waveguide devices for manipulating light at the nanoscale," Chin. Opt. Lett. 7, 302-308 (2009)
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