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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 16 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: 15155–15161

Organic nanofiber-loaded surface plasmon-polariton waveguides

Ilya P. Radko, Jacek Fiutowski, Luciana Tavares, Horst-Günter Rubahn, and Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 16, pp. 15155-15161 (2011)

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We demonstrate the use of organic nanofibers, composed of self-assembled organic molecules, as a dielectric medium for dielectric-loaded surface plasmon polariton waveguides at near-infrared wavelengths. We successfully exploit a metallic grating coupler to excite the waveguiding mode and characterize dispersion properties of such waveguides using leakage-radiation microscopy.

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OCIS Codes
(230.7380) Optical devices : Waveguides, channeled
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(130.5460) Integrated optics : Polymer waveguides

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: May 19, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 1, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 6, 2011
Published: July 21, 2011

Ilya P. Radko, Jacek Fiutowski, Luciana Tavares, Horst-Günter Rubahn, and Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi, "Organic nanofiber-loaded surface plasmon-polariton waveguides," Opt. Express 19, 15155-15161 (2011)

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