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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 26 — Dec. 22, 2008
  • pp: 21209–21214

Nonlinear plasmonic slot waveguides

Arthur R. Davoyan, Ilya V. Shadrivov, and Yuri S. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 26, pp. 21209-21214 (2008)

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We study nonlinear modes in a subwavelength slot waveguide created by a nonlinear dielectric slab sandwiched between two metals. We present the dispersion diagrams of the families of nonlinear guided modes and reveal that the symmetric mode undergoes the symmetry-breaking bifurcation and becomes primarily localized near one of the interfaces. We also find that the antisymmetric mode may split into two brunches giving birth to two families of nonlinear antisymmetric modes.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4350) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics at surfaces
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: October 20, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 24, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 27, 2008
Published: December 8, 2008

Arthur R. Davoyan, Ilya V. Shadrivov, and Yuri S. Kivshar, "Nonlinear plasmonic slot waveguides," Opt. Express 16, 21209-21214 (2008)

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