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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 12 — Jun. 7, 2010
  • pp: 13258–13270

Design and analysis of metal/multi-insulator/metal waveguide plasmonic Bragg grating

Yin-Jung Chang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 12, pp. 13258-13270 (2010)

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A metal/multi-insulator/metal waveguide plasmonic Bragg grating with a large dynamic range of index modulation is investigated analytically and numerically. Theoretical formalism of the dispersion relation for the present and general one-dimensional gratings is developed for TM waves in the vicinity of each stop band. Wide-band and narrow-band designs with their respective FWHM bandwidths of 173.4 nm and < 3.4 nm in the 1550 nm band using a grating length of < 16.0 µm are numerically demonstrated. Time-average power vortexes near the silica-silicon interfaces are revealed in the stop band and are attributed to the contra-flow interaction and simultaneous satisfactions of the Bragg condition for the incident and backward-diffracted waves. An enhanced forward-propagating power is thus shown to occur over certain sections within one period due to the power coupling from the backward-diffracted waves.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: April 8, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 25, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 1, 2010
Published: June 4, 2010

Yin-Jung Chang, "Design and analysis of metal/multi-insulator/metal waveguide plasmonic Bragg grating," Opt. Express 18, 13258-13270 (2010)

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