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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 9 — Apr. 27, 2009
  • pp: 7658–7663

Efficient sub-wavelength light confinement using surface plasmon polaritons in tapered fibers

Fabrizio Renna, David Cox, and Gilberto Brambilla  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 9, pp. 7658-7663 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.007658


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Abstract

Light confinement to sub-wavelength spot sizes is proposed and realized in tapered optical fibers. To achieve high transmission efficiencies, light propagating along the taper is combined with the excitation of surface plasmon polaritons (SPP) at its tip.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: March 19, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 20, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 21, 2009
Published: April 23, 2009

Citation
Fabrizio Renna, David Cox, and Gilberto Brambilla, "Efficient sub-wavelength light confinement using surface plasmon polaritons in tapered fibers," Opt. Express 17, 7658-7663 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-9-7658


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