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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 22 — Nov. 1, 2004
  • pp: 5481–5486

Integrated plasmon and dielectric waveguides

Michael Hochberg, Tom Baehr-Jones, Chris Walker, and Axel Scherer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 22, pp. 5481-5486 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.005481


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Abstract

We have designed, fabricated and characterized surface plasmon waveguides for near infrared light in the telecommunications spectrum. These waveguides exhibit losses of -1.2dB/µm and can guide light around 0.5 µm bends. Light can also be efficiently coupled between more conventional silicon waveguides and these plasmon waveguides with compact couplers, and we demonstrate that surface plasmon optical devices can be constructed by using planar circuit fabrication techniques. The large optical field enhancements of metallic surface plasmon devices are expected to lead to a new class of plasmonic optical devices, which will take advantage of the large field enhancements at the surfaces of the plasmon waveguides for nonlinear or sensing functionality, while utilizing the low losses available in silicon waveguides to move light longer distances on chip.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: September 8, 2004
Revised Manuscript: October 22, 2004
Published: November 1, 2004

Citation
Michael Hochberg, Tom Baehr-Jones, Chris Walker, and Axel Scherer, "Integrated plasmon and dielectric waveguides," Opt. Express 12, 5481-5486 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-22-5481


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