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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 1 — Jan. 10, 2005
  • pp: 256–266

Simulation of practical nanometric optical circuits based on surface plasmon polariton gap waveguides

Kazuo Tanaka, Masahiro Tanaka, and Tatsuhiko Sugiyama  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 1, pp. 256-266 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.000256


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Abstract

The feasibility of nanometric practical optical waveguide circuits based on surface plasmon polariton gap waveguides (SPGWs) is investigated in detail through three-dimensional simulations. H-plane planar branching waveguide circuits of subwavelength scale are shown to be possible using SPGWs. The waveguide characteristics of the circuits are found to be highly sensitive to the dimensions of the optical circuit, indicating that highly accurate computer-aided design and simulations are necessary for the construction of practical SPGW-based optical circuits.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: November 4, 2004
Revised Manuscript: December 22, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: December 30, 2004
Published: January 10, 2005

Citation
Kazuo Tanaka, Masahiro Tanaka, and Tatsuhiko Sugiyama, "Simulation of practical nanometric optical circuits based on surface plasmon polariton gap waveguides," Opt. Express 13, 256-266 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-1-256


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