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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 20 — Sep. 26, 2011
  • pp: 18979–18988

Simulation of complex plasmonic circuits including bends

Claudio Dellagiacoma, Theo Lasser, Olivier J. F. Martin, Aloyse Degiron, Jack J. Mock, and David R. Smith  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 20, pp. 18979-18988 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.018979


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Abstract

Using a finite-element, full-wave modeling approach, we present a flexible method of analyzing and simulating dielectric and plasmonic waveguide structures as well as their mode coupling. This method is applied to an integrated plasmonic circuit where a straight dielectric waveguide couples through a straight hybrid long-range plasmon waveguide to a uniformly bent hybrid one. The hybrid waveguide comprises a thin metal core embedded in a two–dimensional dielectric waveguide. The performance of such plasmonic circuits in terms of insertion losses is discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(250.5460) Optoelectronics : Polymer waveguides
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Optoelectronics

History
Original Manuscript: March 28, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 21, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 28, 2011
Published: September 15, 2011

Citation
Claudio Dellagiacoma, Theo Lasser, Olivier J. F. Martin, Aloyse Degiron, Jack J. Mock, and David R. Smith, "Simulation of complex plasmonic circuits including bends," Opt. Express 19, 18979-18988 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-20-18979


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