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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 5314–5319

Fiber-coupled dielectric-loaded plasmonic waveguides

Jacek Gosciniak, Valentyn S. Volkov, Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi, Laurent Markey, Sébastien Massenot, and Alain Dereux  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 5, pp. 5314-5319 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.005314


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Abstract

Fiber in- and out-coupling of radiation guided by dielectric-loaded surface plasmon-polariton waveguides (DLSPPWs) is realized using intermediate tapered dielectric waveguides. The waveguide structures fabricated by large-scale UV-lithography consist of 1-µm-thick polymer ridges tapered from 10-µm-wide ridges deposited directly on a magnesium fluoride substrate to 1-µm-wide ridges placed on a 50-nm-thick and 100-µm-wide gold stripe. Using fiber-to-fiber transmission measurements at telecom wavelengths, the performance of straight and bent DLSPPWs is characterized demonstrating the overall insertion loss below 24 dB, half of which is attributed to the DLSPPW loss of propagation over the 100-µm-long distance.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: January 15, 2010
Revised Manuscript: February 19, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 19, 2010
Published: February 26, 2010

Citation
Jacek Gosciniak, Valentyn S. Volkov, Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi, Laurent Markey, Sébastien Massenot, and Alain Dereux, "Fiber-coupled dielectric-loaded plasmonic waveguides," Opt. Express 18, 5314-5319 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-5-5314


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