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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 23 — Nov. 9, 2009
  • pp: 21320–21325

Symmetric hybrid surface plasmon polariton waveguides for 3D photonic integration

Yusheng Bian, Zheng Zheng, Xin Zhao, Jinsong Zhu, and Tao Zhou  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 23, pp. 21320-21325 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.021320


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Abstract

A two-dimensional symmetric hybrid plasmonic waveguide that integrates two high-refractive-index dielectric slabs with a finite-width insulator-metal-insulator (IMI) structure is proposed, and the characteristics of its long-range propagation mode are numerically analyzed at 1550 nm wavelength. In contrast to the previously studied structures, the gap between the slabs and the metal stripe and the associated field enhancement effect result in the dramatically modified modal behavior. It is shown that, under optimized configurations, the transmission loss can be reduced significantly with little change in the mode confinement capability compared to similar dielectric-loaded surface plasmon polariton waveguides. Studies on the crosstalk between adjacent such hybrid waveguides reveal the ability to increase the integration density by ~60 times compared with the traditional IMI structures when used in 3D photonic circuits. The studied waveguide could be an interesting alternative to realize high density photonic circuits.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: August 4, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 30, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 2, 2009
Published: November 6, 2009

Citation
Yusheng Bian, Zheng Zheng, Xin Zhao, Jinsong Zhu, and Tao Zhou, "Symmetric hybrid surface plasmon polariton waveguides for 3D photonic integration," Opt. Express 17, 21320-21325 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-23-21320


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