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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 26 — Dec. 26, 2005
  • pp: 10558–10563

Simulations of nanoscale interferometer and array focusing by metal heterowaveguides

Bing Wang and Guo Ping Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 26, pp. 10558-10563 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.010558


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Abstract

We propose a three-dimensional (3D) nanoscale metal heterowaveguide for nanoguiding of light in nanometric cross section. Finite-difference time-domain simulation reveals that a light beam with 35nm×55nm cross section can effectively propagate along the heterowaveguides with 2.84dB/μm energy loss. 3D nanoscale Mach-Zehnder interferometers and metal waveguide arrays constructed by such heterowaveguides show interesting sensing and array nanofocusing properties, implying potential applications in the fields of nanophotonics such as nanosensing, nanolithography, array imaging, and controlling of the flow of light etc.

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OCIS Codes
(040.1240) Detectors : Arrays
(220.2560) Optical design and fabrication : Propagating methods
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

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Bing Wang and Guo Ping Wang, "Simulations of nanoscale interferometer and array focusing by metal heterowaveguides," Opt. Express 13, 10558-10563 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-26-10558


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