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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 6 — Mar. 20, 2006
  • pp: 2365–2371

Curved long-range surface plasmon-polariton waveguides

Pierre Berini and Junjie Lu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 6, pp. 2365-2371 (2006)

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The propagation of the long-range surface plasmon-polariton mode in waveguides comprised of a curved thin metal film of finite width embedded in a homogeneous background dielectric is described. The curve and its mode are modelled in cylindrical coordinates using a rigorous vectorial numerical method and an absorbing boundary condition is applied on the radiating side of the bend. From the results obtained, it is confirmed that long-range structures are not incompatible with bending and that reasonably small radii of curvature can be used.

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

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: February 3, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 7, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 14, 2006
Published: March 20, 2006

Pierre Berini and Junjie Lu, "Curved long-range surface plasmon-polariton waveguides," Opt. Express 14, 2365-2371 (2006)

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