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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 7 — Apr. 2, 2007
  • pp: 4216–4223

Analysis of sub-wavelength light propagation through long double-chain nanowires with funnel feeding

Hong-Son Chu, Wei-Bin Ewe, Er-Ping Li, and Rüdiger Vahldieck  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 7, pp. 4216-4223 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.004216


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Abstract

The surface integral equation (SIE) method is utilized to characterize plasmonic waveguide made of two parallel chains of silver nanowires with radius of 25nm fed by a V-shaped funnel at a working wavelength of 600nm. The efficiency of energy transport along the waveguide due to surface plasmonic coupling is investigated for different dimensions and shapes. The opening angle of the V-shaped funnel region for optimum light capturing is included in the investigation as well. A long plasmonic double-chain waveguide of length ∼3.3μm has been analyzed and optimized.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: February 2, 2007
Revised Manuscript: March 12, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 19, 2007
Published: April 2, 2007

Citation
Hong-Son Chu, Wei-Bin Ewe, Er-Ping Li, and Rüdiger Vahldieck, "Analysis of sub-wavelength light propagation through long double-chain nanowires with funnel feeding," Opt. Express 15, 4216-4223 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-7-4216


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