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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 26 — Dec. 24, 2007
  • pp: 17948–17953

Perfect 4-way splitting in nano plasmonic X-junctions

Eyal Feigenbaum and Meir Orenstein  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 26, pp. 17948-17953 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.017948


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Abstract

A plasmon wave is perfectly split to 4 identical waves when encountering nano intersection. This is substantially different from the dielectric waveguides case where power coupling to vertical segments is negligible. When larger multimode plasmonic junction is realized — beating and retardation come into effect. The analysis of the plasmonic coupling in this device is helpful also in understanding plasmonic assisted enhanced transmission.

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OCIS Codes
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: October 9, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 11, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 11, 2007
Published: December 17, 2007

Citation
Eyal Feigenbaum and Meir Orenstein, "Perfect 4-way splitting in nano plasmonic X-junctions," Opt. Express 15, 17948-17953 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-26-17948


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