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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 24 — Nov. 21, 2011
  • pp: 24746–24761

Metal-dielectric metamaterials for guided wave silicon photonics

A. Lupu, N. Dubrovina, R. Ghasemi, A. Degiron, and A. de Lustrac  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 24, pp. 24746-24761 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.024746


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Abstract

The aim of the present paper is to investigate the potential of metallic metamaterials for building optical functions in guided wave optics at 1.5µm. A significant part of this work is focused on the optimization of the refractive index variation associated with localized plasmon resonances. The minimization of metal related losses is specifically addressed as well as the engineering of the resonance frequency of the localized plasmons. Our numerical modeling results show that a periodic chain of gold cut wires placed on the top of a 100nm silicon waveguide makes it possible to achieve a significant index variation in the vicinity of the metamaterial resonance and serve as building blocks for implementing optical functions. The considered solutions are compatible with current nano-fabrication technologies.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: September 19, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 17, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 18, 2011
Published: November 17, 2011

Citation
A. Lupu, N. Dubrovina, R. Ghasemi, A. Degiron, and A. de Lustrac, "Metal-dielectric metamaterials for guided wave silicon photonics," Opt. Express 19, 24746-24761 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-24-24746


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