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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 16 — Aug. 3, 2009
  • pp: 13727–13736

Broad-bandgap and low-sidelobe surface plasmon polariton reflector with Bragg-grating-based MIM waveguide

Yongkang Gong, Leiran Wang, Xiaohong Hu, Xiaohui Li, and Xueming Liu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 16, pp. 13727-13736 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.013727


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Abstract

Surface plasmon polariton reflector (SPPR) based on metal-insulator-metal (MIM) Bragg grating waveguide is numerically studied. A quasi-chirped technique is applied to the engraved grooves in the surface of the MIM waveguide, and a new kind of broad-bandgap SPPR is achieved. Meanwhile, by optimizing the profile of gap width between the metal and dielectric, the spectral sidelobe of SPPR is effectively suppressed and thus the performance of the SPPR is further improved.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: June 17, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 13, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 13, 2009
Published: July 24, 2009

Citation
Yongkang Gong, Leiran Wang, Xiaohong Hu, Xiaohui Li, and Xueming Liu, "Broad-bandgap and low-sidelobe surface plasmon polariton reflector with Bragg-grating-based MIM waveguide," Opt. Express 17, 13727-13736 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-16-13727


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