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  • Vol. 32, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1814–1820

Submicron 1xN Ultra Wideband MIM Plasmonic Power Splitters

Marina A. Ayad, Salah S. A. Obayya, and Mohamed A. Swillam

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 32, Issue 9, pp. 1814-1820 (2014)

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A novel design of a submicron power splitter is presented using plasmonics with the metal insulator metal (MIM) configuration. A simple analytical model is utilized to obtain good initial design. The final optimized design is obtained using finite-difference time domain based optimization. The proposed approach provides a simple and efficient methodology for designing 1xN power splitters using MIM configuration. The proposed power splitters are ultra wide band(∼ 2 μm) with negligible imbalance. The approach is utilized to design up to 1 × 4, 1 × 8, and 1 × 16 integrated power splitters with submicron footprint, where all the optimized designs are validated.

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Marina A. Ayad, Salah S. A. Obayya, and Mohamed A. Swillam, "Submicron 1xN Ultra Wideband MIM Plasmonic Power Splitters," J. Lightwave Technol. 32, 1814-1820 (2014)

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