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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 19 — Sep. 14, 2009
  • pp: 17136–17143

Light focusing by the unique dielectric nano-waveguide array

Lihua Zhao, Yudong Li, Jiwei Qi, Jingjun Xu, and Qian Sun  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 19, pp. 17136-17143 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.017136


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Abstract

The light focusing by using dielectric nano-waveguides array with its length in micron is investigated via the finite-difference time domain (FDTD) method. Simulated results show that the focal length depends on the length and the total width of the arrays and can be altered from tens of micron to wavelength order. Both TM and TE mode incident light can be focused by the array. The wavelength-order focal length is achieved by employing the dielectric nano-waveguide array with variant separations. The unique focusing behavior is contributed to the radiation mode with longer decay length and the large evanescent field which appears in the nano-waveguide array. We believe this simulation results can be a promising guidance for the experiments.

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OCIS Codes
(220.3630) Optical design and fabrication : Lenses
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: June 10, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 8, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 9, 2009
Published: September 11, 2009

Citation
Lihua Zhao, Yudong Li, Jiwei Qi, Jingjun Xu, and Qian Sun, "Light focusing by the unique dielectric nano-waveguide array," Opt. Express 17, 17136-17143 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-19-17136


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