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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 18 — Sep. 1, 2008
  • pp: 13585–13592

Bend- and splitting loss of dielectric-loaded surface plasmon-polariton waveguides

Tobias Holmgaard, Zhuo Chen, Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi, Laurent Markey, Alain Dereux, Alexey V. Krasavin, and Anatoly V. Zayats  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 18, pp. 13585-13592 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.013585


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Abstract

The design, fabrication, characterization, and modeling of basic building blocks of plasmonic circuitry based on dielectric-loaded surface polariton waveguides, such as bends, splitters, and Mach-Zehnder interferometers are presented. The plasmonic components are realized by depositing subwavelength dielectric ridges on a smooth gold film using mass-production-compatible UV-photolithography. The near-field characterization at telecommunication wavelengths shows the strong mode confinement and low radiation and bend losses. The performance of the devices is found in good agreement with results obtained by full vectorial three-dimensional finite element simulations.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(250.5460) Optoelectronics : Polymer waveguides

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: July 11, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 15, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 15, 2008
Published: August 19, 2008

Citation
Tobias Holmgaard, Zhuo Chen, Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi, Laurent Markey, Alain Dereux, Alexey V. Krasavin, and Anatoly V. Zayats, "Bend- and splitting loss of dielectric-loaded surface plasmon-polariton waveguides," Opt. Express 16, 13585-13592 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-18-13585


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