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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 4 — Feb. 13, 2012
  • pp: 3408–3423

Plasmon filters and resonators in metal-insulator-metal waveguides

P. Neutens, L. Lagae, G. Borghs, and P. Van Dorpe  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 3408-3423 (2012)

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We present the numerical and experimental demonstration of plasmonic Bragg filters and resonators inside metal-insulator-metal (MIM) waveguides. The presented filters and resonators are fabricated using standard top down lithography methods. The optical bandgap of the integrated Bragg filters is experimentally observed and its optical properties are investigated as a function of the grating pitch and the number of grating periods. Transmission filters based on a nanocavity resonance were measured, obtaining Q-factors above 30. Tuning of the cavity wavelength was experimentally achieved by varying the cavity length.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: October 19, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 2, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 2, 2011
Published: January 30, 2012

P. Neutens, L. Lagae, G. Borghs, and P. Van Dorpe, "Plasmon filters and resonators in metal-insulator-metal waveguides," Opt. Express 20, 3408-3423 (2012)

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