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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 11 — May. 30, 2005
  • pp: 4237–4243

Compact Z-add-drop wavelength filters for long-range surface plasmon polaritons

Alexandra Boltasseva, Sergey Bozhevolnyi, Thomas Søndergaard, Thomas Nikolajsen, and Kristjan Leosson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 11, pp. 4237-4243 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.004237


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Abstract

We design, fabricate and investigate compact Z-add-drop (ZAD) filters for long-range surface plasmon polaritons (LR-SPPs) at telecom wavelengths. The ZAD filter for LR-SPPs consists of two ridge gratings formed by periodic gold thickness modulation at the intersections of three zigzag-crossed gold stripes embedded in polymer. We investigate influence of the grating length and crossing angle on the filter characteristics and demonstrate a 10º- ZAD filter based on 80-µm-long gratings that exhibit a 15-dB dip (centered at ~ 1.55 µm) in transmission of the direct arm along with the corresponding ~ 13-nm-wide transmission peak in the drop arm.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: March 25, 2005
Revised Manuscript: May 20, 2005
Published: May 30, 2005

Citation
Alexandra Boltasseva, Sergey Bozhevolnyi, Thomas Søndergaard, Thomas Nikolajsen, and Kristjan Leosson, "Compact Z-add-drop wavelength filters for long-range surface plasmon polaritons," Opt. Express 13, 4237-4243 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-11-4237


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