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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 7 — Mar. 31, 2008
  • pp: 4888–4894

A wide bandgap plasmonic Bragg reflector

Jian-Qiang Liu, Ling-Ling Wang, Meng-Dong He, Wei-Qing Huang, Dianyuan Wang, B. S. Zou, and Shuangchun Wen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 7, pp. 4888-4894 (2008)

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Surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) Bragg reflector with more excellent optical properties are investigated numerically. By introducing a finite array of periodic grooves on the two surfaces of metal-insulator-metal (MIM) waveguide, we fulfill the periodical changes of effective refractive index, which leads to the photonic band gap (PBG). And it has been further widened by inserting a dielectric material with higher refractive index in the waveguide with narrow slit width. Finite difference time domain (FDTD) simulation confirms the widened bandgap. In addition, a SPP nanocavity is introduced by breaking the periodicity of our proposed structure.

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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: February 15, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 19, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 19, 2008
Published: March 26, 2008

Jian -Qiang Liu, Ling-Ling Wang, Meng-Dong He, Wei-Qing Huang, Dianyuan Wang, B. S. Zou, and Shuangchun Wen, "A wide bandgap plasmonic Bragg reflector," Opt. Express 16, 4888-4894 (2008)

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