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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 23 — Nov. 13, 2006
  • pp: 11318–11323

A low-loss metal-insulator-metal plasmonic bragg reflector

Amir Hosseini and Yehia Massoud  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 23, pp. 11318-11323 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.011318


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Abstract

In this paper, we present a low-loss plasmonic Bragg reflector structure with high light-confinement. We show that periodic changes in the dielectric materials of the metal-insulator-metal waveguides can be utilized to design efficient subwavelength Bragg reflectors and micro-cavities. FDTD simulation results of the designed Bragg reflector using realistic material parameters justify that the transfer matrix calculations are adequate for the design purposes.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: August 9, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 20, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 21, 2006
Published: November 13, 2006

Citation
Amir Hosseini and Yehia Massoud, "A low-loss metal-insulator-metal plasmonic bragg reflector," Opt. Express 14, 11318-11323 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-23-11318


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