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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 3 — Feb. 4, 2008
  • pp: 1758–1763

TEM-like optical mode of a coaxial nanowaveguide

Y. Peng, X. Wang, and K. Kempa  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 3, pp. 1758-1763 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.001758


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Abstract

We study propagation of electromagnetic waves in a nano-coaxial waveguide for frequencies around and below the surface plasmon frequency. We show, that for frequencies sufficiently lower than the surface plasmon frequency, the waveguide supports a plasmon polariton mode that resembles, and indeed reduces to the conventional TEM mode of the conventional coaxial transmission line, known in the radiotechnology.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(240.5420) Optics at surfaces : Polaritons
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: October 10, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 12, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 13, 2007
Published: January 25, 2008

Citation
Y. Peng, X. Wang, and K. Kempa, "TEM-like optical mode of a coaxial nanowaveguide," Opt. Express 16, 1758-1763 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-3-1758


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