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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 5 — Mar. 2, 2009
  • pp: 3610–3618

Bound modes analysis of symmetric dielectric loaded surface plasmon-polariton waveguides

Yun Binfeng, Hu Guohua, and Cui Yiping  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 5, pp. 3610-3618 (2009)

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A symmetric dielectric loaded surface plasmon polariton waveguide is proposed and numerically analyzed. The characteristics of the symmetric and asymmetric bound modes, including the effective mode indices, propagation lengths, mode sizes and mode shapes at telecom wavelength 1.55μm are investigated in detail. The simulation results show that the sub-wavelength confinement (about 1.45μm) and a long propagation (about 820μm) can be realized. Although the mode sizes are a bit larger than that of the dielectric loaded surface plasmon polariton waveguide, an order longer propagation length can be achieved. The proposed symmetric dielectric loaded surface plasmon polariton waveguide provides a potential for low loss and high density photonic integration.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: January 2, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 4, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 4, 2009
Published: February 23, 2009

Yun Binfeng, Hu Guohua, and Cui Yiping, "Bound modes analysis of symmetric dielectric loaded surface plasmon-polariton waveguides," Opt. Express 17, 3610-3618 (2009)

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