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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 12 — Jun. 6, 2011
  • pp: 11746–11752

Low-loss hybrid plasmonic waveguide for compact and high-efficient photonic integration

Yao Kou, Fangwei Ye, and Xianfeng Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 12, pp. 11746-11752 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.011746


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Abstract

A new hybrid plasmonic waveguide is introduced and characterized in the paper. By coupling the photonic modes of a Si waveguide with the higher-order plasmonic modes of a silver nanowire, we demonstrate that the resultant hybrid modes possess small mode areas and long propagation distances, as well as high excitation efficiency (~90%) from the conventional dielectric modes. Such hybrid waveguides may find applications in the high-dense photonic integrations.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: March 18, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 29, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 22, 2011
Published: June 1, 2011

Citation
Yao Kou, Fangwei Ye, and Xianfeng Chen, "Low-loss hybrid plasmonic waveguide for compact and high-efficient photonic integration," Opt. Express 19, 11746-11752 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-12-11746


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