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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 3 — Feb. 4, 2008
  • pp: 1475–1480

Modeling and design methodology for metal-insulator-metal plasmonic Bragg reflectors

Amir Hosseini, Hamid Nejati, and Yehia Massoud  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 3, pp. 1475-1480 (2008)

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In this paper, we present a modeling and design methodology based on characteristic impedance for plasmonic waveguides with Metal-Insulator-Metal (MIM) configuration. Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) simulations indicate that the impedance matching results in negligible reflection at discontinuities in MIM heterostructures. Leveraging the MIM impedance model, we present a general Transfer Matrix Method model for MIM Bragg reflectors and validate our model against FDTD simulations. We show that both periodically stacked dielectric layers of different thickness or different material can achieve the same performance in terms of propagation loss and minimum transmission at the central bandgap frequency in the case of a finite number of periods.

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OCIS Codes
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: December 17, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 16, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 16, 2008
Published: January 18, 2008

Amir Hosseini, Hamid Nejati, and Yehia Massoud, "Modeling and design methodology for metal-insulator-metal plasmonic Bragg reflectors," Opt. Express 16, 1475-1480 (2008)

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