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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry Van Driel
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2009
  • pp: B55–B60

Mode-selective excitation of laser-written dielectric-loaded surface plasmon polariton waveguides

Carsten Reinhardt, Andreas Seidel, Andrey B. Evlyukhin, Wei Cheng, and Boris N. Chichkov  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 26, Issue 12, pp. B55-B60 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.26.000B55


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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate mode-selective excitation of laser-written dielectric-loaded surface plasmon polariton waveguides. The waveguide structures are fabricated by two-photon polymerization of spin-coatable epoxy-based resist on a metal covered glass slide. The waveguides are excited by illuminating the waveguide ends with a strongly focused Gaussian laser beam with a wavelength of 632.8 nm and adjustable polarization. The guiding properties are investigated in the far field by imaging the leakage radiation of the waveguide modes from the metal–substrate interface. It is observed that different TE and TM waveguide modes can be selectively excited with high precision. Simultaneous excitation of the plasmonic TM 00 and TM 01 modes leads to mode beating and oscillation of the guided intensity between the two sides of the waveguides. In Y-splitters, this simultaneous excitation of the first two TM modes can be used to control the splitting ratio at the exit ports of the splitter.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.5460) Optoelectronics : Polymer waveguides
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

History
Original Manuscript: August 13, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 16, 2009
Published: September 28, 2009

Citation
Carsten Reinhardt, Andreas Seidel, Andrey B. Evlyukhin, Wei Cheng, and Boris N. Chichkov, "Mode-selective excitation of laser-written dielectric-loaded surface plasmon polariton waveguides," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, B55-B60 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-26-12-B55

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