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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1822–1828

Analysis of silica-filled slot waveguides based on hyperbolic metamaterials

Evgeny G. Mironov, Liming Liu, Haroldo T. Hattori, and Richard M. De La Rue  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 31, Issue 8, pp. 1822-1828 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.31.001822


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Abstract

We have theoretically studied the optical properties of a filled slot metamaterial waveguide with lateral slab regions consisting of alternating silver–silica multilayers. It is shown that this geometry improves the subwavelength confinement of guided light and that the particular metal–dielectric ratio of 15nm/10nm results in substantially enhanced transmission, as compared with metal–dielectric–metal slot waveguides having similar dimensions.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: April 8, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 3, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 3, 2014
Published: July 10, 2014

Citation
Evgeny G. Mironov, Liming Liu, Haroldo T. Hattori, and Richard M. De La Rue, "Analysis of silica-filled slot waveguides based on hyperbolic metamaterials," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 31, 1822-1828 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-31-8-1822


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