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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 26 — Dec. 21, 2009
  • pp: 23643–23654

Performance-enhanced superluminescent diode with surface plasmon waveguide

Mehdi Ranjbaran and Xun Li  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 26, pp. 23643-23654 (2009)

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Super luminescent Diode (SLD) with a new structure is proposed in which light is guided by surface plasmon waveguide (SPWG) rather than by the conventional dielectric waveguide. This results in a great increase of the spontaneous emission coupling. Other parameters important to the device operation such as the confinement factor, waveguide loss and waveguide facets reflectivities are also considered. It is shown that the new design outperforms the conventional ones using dielectric waveguides in both the output power and optical spectral width.

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(230.7020) Optical devices : Traveling-wave devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: October 30, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 25, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 3, 2009
Published: December 10, 2009

Mehdi Ranjbaran and Xun Li, "Performance-enhanced superluminescent diode with surface plasmon waveguide," Opt. Express 17, 23643-23654 (2009)

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