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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 22 — Oct. 24, 2011
  • pp: 21189–21198

Experimental demonstration of subwavelength domino plasmon devices for compact high-frequency circuit

Y. G. Ma, L. Lan, S. M. Zhong, and C. K. Ong  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 22, pp. 21189-21198 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.021189


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Abstract

In optical frequency, surface plasmons of metal provide us a prominent way to build compact photonic devices or circuits with non-diffraction limit. It is attributed by their extraordinary electromagnetic confining effect. But in the counterpart of lower frequencies, plasmonics behavior of metal is screened by eddy current induced in a certain skin depth. To amend this, spoof plasmons engineered by artificial structures have been introduced to mimic surface plasmons in these frequencies. But it is less useful for practical application due to their weak field confinement as manifested by large field decaying length in the upper dielectric space. Recently, a new type of engineered plasmons, domino plasmon was theoretically proposed to produce unusual field confinement and waveguiding capabilities that make them very attractive for ultra-compact device applications [Opt. Exp. 18, 754-764 (2010)]. In this work, we implemented these ideas and built three waveguiding devices based on domino plasmons. Their strong capabilities to produce versatile and ultra-compact devices with multiple electromagnetic functions have been experimentally verified in microwaves. And that can be extended to THz regime to pave the way for a new class of integrated wave circuits.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 22, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 17, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 19, 2011
Published: October 10, 2011

Citation
Y. G. Ma, L. Lan, S. M. Zhong, and C. K. Ong, "Experimental demonstration of subwavelength domino plasmon devices for compact high-frequency circuit," Opt. Express 19, 21189-21198 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-22-21189


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