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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 19 — Sep. 18, 2006
  • pp: 8779–8784

Nano plasmon polariton modes of a wedge cross section metal waveguide

Eyal Feigenbaum and Meir Orenstein  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 19, pp. 8779-8784 (2006)

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Optical plasmon-polariton modes confined in both transverse dimensions to significantly less than a wavelength are exhibited in open waveguides structured as sharp metal wedges. The analysis reveals two distinctive modes corresponding to a localized mode on the wedge point and surface mode propagation on the abruptly bent interface. These predictions are accompanied by unique field distributions and dispersion characteristics.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: June 20, 2006
Revised Manuscript: August 21, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 28, 2006
Published: September 18, 2006

Eyal Feigenbaum and Meir Orenstein, "Nano plasmon polariton modes of a wedge cross section metal waveguide," Opt. Express 14, 8779-8784 (2006)

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