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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 19 — Sep. 15, 2008
  • pp: 14369–14379

Novel efficient design of Y-splitter for surface plasmon polariton applications

Sven Passinger, Andreas Seidel, Christoph Ohrt, Carsten Reinhardt, Andrey Stepanov, Roman Kiyan, and Boris N. Chichkov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 19, pp. 14369-14379 (2008)

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Surface plasmon polaritons have become a research area of great importance. We present theoretical investigations on the realization of components and Y-splitters for surface plasmon polaritons guided by dielectric-loaded waveguides. The effect of the limited resolution of the fabrication process on the characteristics of fabricated Y-splitters is analyzed. A more efficient and robust configuration of the Y-splitter for surface plasmon polaritons is proposed.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: July 11, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 28, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 28, 2008
Published: August 29, 2008

Sven Passinger, Andreas Seidel, Christoph Ohrt, Carsten Reinhardt, Andrey Stepanov, Roman Kiyan, and Boris Chichkov, "Novel efficient design of Y-splitter for surface plasmon polariton applications," Opt. Express 16, 14369-14379 (2008)

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